Dee-1, the former middle school teacher turned hip-hop artist and motivational speaker, along with Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, will meet with students from James Madison High School in Milwaukee on Thursday, Sept. 28, as part of "Dee-1's Knowledge for College Tour," sponsored by Sallie Mae. Dee-1 will also visit Junior Achievement of Wisconsin to speak to students about financial literacy and planning for college. One student at each event will receive a $5,000 scholarship for college from Sallie Mae.

Born David Augustine, Dee-1 graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor's degree in marketing. After graduating, he taught middle school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before pursuing his musical dream and signing with RCA Inspiration records. With "Sallie Mae Back," Dee-1 brought a new lyrical twist to the hip-hop world: the promotion of financial responsibility. He strives to be real, righteous, and relevant and to help young people achieve the dream of a higher education.

Milwaukee is one of six stops for "Dee-1's Knowledge for College Tour." During tour stops last week in Cleveland and Indianapolis, Dee-1 interacted with and performed for nearly 3,000 students.
   
WHO:

Dee-1, former educator turned hip-hop artist and motivational speaker, in partnership with Sallie Mae, the nation's saving, planning, and paying for college company. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will speak at the event at James Madison High School.
 
WHAT:

"Dee-1's Knowledge for College Tour" will visit Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and James Madison High School, where Dee-1 will meet with students to discuss the importance of planning for college. He will also perform his hit song, "Sallie Mae Back." One student at each event will receive a $5,000 scholarship from Sallie Mae.
 

WHEN AND WHERE:

Thursday, Sept. 28 10:30 -11:45 a.m. CDT Junior Achievement of Wisconsin11111 W. Liberty Dr.Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224Contact: Shannon Watry, 414-577-3835 Media encouraged to arrive at 10 a.m. and use main entrance. 1:25-2:25 p.m. CDT James Madison High School8135 W. Florist Ave.Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53218Contact: Gregory Ogunbowale, 414-393-6100 (Note: Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch will speak at this event.) Media encouraged to arrive at 1 p.m., use front entrance, and sign in at school office.
 

Join the conversation at #Dee1Knowledge and get started looking for scholarships at SallieMae.com/Dee1Knowledge.

For more information about saving, planning, and paying for college, visit SallieMae.com.

Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is the nation's saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

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