Educator Turned Hip-Hop Artist Dee-1 and Sallie Mae to Bring National Tour to South Carolina to Promote College Planning

The Bridging the Dream Tour Starring Dee-1 Will Visit Southside High School and Carolina High School and Academy in Greenville on Friday, Oct. 5

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 3:01 pm EDT

Dateline:

NEWARK, Del.

Public Company Information:

NASDAQ:
SLM

NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National hip-hop recording artist, motivational speaker, and former middle-school teacher, Dee-1, and Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, will visit Southside High School and Carolina High School and Academy in Greenville on Friday, Oct. 5 for the Bridging the Dream Tour Starring Dee-1, a nationwide tour to promote college planning and financial literacy.

As a graduate of Louisiana State University and former educator, Dee-1 is uniquely positioned to inspire and motivate today’s youth with his story and message of financial responsibility. In addition to providing tips on planning for college and managing money, Dee-1 will perform his viral anthem about paying off his student loans, “Sallie Mae Back.”

South Carolina is the final stop of the seven-state Bridging the Dream Tour Starring Dee-1. Since the tour kicked-off in California on Sept. 18, Dee-1 and Sallie Mae have reached nearly 10,000 high school students across the country.

       

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.

 
WHAT:

The Bridging the Dream Tour Starring Dee-1 will visit Southside High School and Carolina High School and Academy in Greenville where Dee-1 and Sallie Mae will educate high school students about the importance of planning for college and financial literacy. Dee-1 will also perform his hit song, “Sallie Mae Back.”

 
WHEN
&WHERE:

Friday, Oct. 5
9 a.m. EDT
Southside High School
6630 Frontage Rd.
Greenville, S.C. 29605
School Contact: Julie Hill, 864-355-8722
Media Contact: Antoine L. Oakley, 302-509-9464
Media encouraged to arrive at 8:30 a.m., use front entrance, and sign in at school office.

 

10:50 a.m. EDT
Carolina High School and Academy
2725 Anderson Rd.
Greenville, S.C. 29611
School Contact: Michael Delaney, 864-355-2310
Media Contact: Antoine L. Oakley, 302-509-9464
Media encouraged to arrive at 10:20 a.m., use front entrance, and sign in at school office.

 

Follow the tour and join the conversation on social media by using #Dee1DreamBig and following @SallieMae and @Dee1music on Instagram.

To learn more about saving, planning, and paying for college, including Sallie Mae’s free Scholarship Search tool, 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, free scholarship search tools, free 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.

Contact:

Sallie Mae
Antoine L. Oakley, 302-509-9464
Antoine.Oakley@SallieMae.com