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Russell Simmons Hosts Soaring Eagles Reception To Benefit Minority Youth

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Def Jam Founder, all around musical mogul, and head of Rush Communications Russell Simmons has been in the news as much for his $340 million net worth as for his 12-year commitment to veganism.

The very active, hands-on animal rights advocate, environmentalist and Goodwill Ambassador, who has participated in seemingly countless charitable events throughout the years (including many Farm Sanctuary galas), regularly uses his cash to make a truly positive impact on the world.

Case in point – Simmons’ latest effort revolves around hosting The Eagle Academy Foundation’s “Soaring  Eagles” reception at his New York home this Wednesday, June 9, to shine light on the organization’s outstanding record of graduating minority youth into higher education opportunities.

In a climate where “less than half of all African American high school students graduate in four years (in New York City),” the Eagle Academy Foundation is committed to defying low standards and stereotypes by preparing each and every student within their program to be armed with the intellectual tools necessary to succeed in life.

Simmons – whose father is a public school administrator and hails from a family of highly motivated entrepreneurial spirits – seems to be the ideal role model to inspire minority students to believe, pursue and achieve their dreams.

In the video below, Russell discusses how young people can ensure their own success in the world. Way to go!


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