Dee-1 is always spreading a positive message. He’s now teamed up with the student loan company Sallie Mae and will work them on the Knowledge For College Tour. At each stop, the New Orleans native not only performs – but he actually is giving out scholarships as well!

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“Anything you do that is as big of a time commitment and a financial investment as going to college is, you should always have a plan,” Dee says. “I’ve partnered with Sallie Mae to help people develop that plan. We’re able to help one another accomplish our ultimate goal that we want to make college happen.”

Check out the full promo clip below. Fun fact: Dee actually used to be a middle school teacher!

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