Rapper Pitbull has offered up his services to U.S. education officials to make learning "cool" again in a bid to reduce the number of school drop-outs.
The Don't Stop the Party hitmaker is preparing to open his own free charter school for kids in his hometown of Miami, Florida and he has made it his mission to try and help keep youths interested in pursuing higher educations how ever possible.
He tells The Washington Post, "Sometimes what happens is education is no longer sexy, it's no longer cool. I want to help put together curriculums in school (sic) where it does entertain them, engage them and one way or another just makes it fun again."
Pitbull credits his own school experiences and the lessons his mother taught him growing up with inspiring his community work.
He says, "Teachers have changed my life. I had a second grade teacher who taught me there is a way out (of poverty). Then I had an 11th grade teacher, Ms. Martinez, who taught me to believe in myself. So it's the same thing I want to do with the kids...
"My mother always told me two of the most dangerous diseases in the world are ignorance and greed. That's why we have to educate. That's why I fight for it and that's why I feel it's the real revolution...
"There's no way you could tackle any obstacle or any issue around the world if you're not educated."
Pitbull's public high school, the Sports Leadership and Management (Slam) academy, is dedicated to students eager to pursue careers in the athletics field.