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Pharrell Promises Summer Internships to 114 Graduating Harlem Seniors

Pharrell Promises Summer Internships to 114 Graduating Harlem Seniors

Photo credit: Getty / Anthony Ghnassia 

Pharrell Williams is someone that everyone would love to work with, and now 114 graduating seniors have been given the chance. Pharell has promised to give 114 graduating Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy High School students the opportunity. All of the students who were given the opportunity have reportedly been accepted into college.

Pharell surprised the students with an announcement during his commencement speech, “So let me be clear, every member of the 2019 graduating class, is guaranteed an internship waiting for them, you, next summer,” Pharrell said in a video posted by the school. “The world is watching, Harlem, but this renaissance will be different. Believe it or not, with respect, it’s gonna actually be better. The reason why is because the new Harlem Renaissance has education at its core.” 

He continued, “It’s one thing to be ‘woke,’ another to be awake, leaned in and engaged.”