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

The Bridging the Dream Tour Starring Dee-1 Will Visit Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts in Kansas City on Thursday, Oct. 4

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 6:15 am 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 the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts in Kansas City on Thursday, Oct. 4 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.”

Missouri is one of seven stops on the Bridging the Dream Tour Starring Dee-1. During recent tour stops in California, Louisiana, New York, Wisconsin, and Michigan, Dee-1 interacted with, and performed for, more than 5,000 students. The tour will conclude in Greenville, South Carolina on Friday, Oct. 5.

WHO:     Dee-1, former educator turned hip-hop artist and motivational speaker

Sallie Mae executives and employees

Dr. Mark Bedell, superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools

Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts faculty, students and parents.

 
WHAT:

The Bridging the Dream Tour Starring Dee-1 will visit Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts in Kansas City, to educate more than 1,000 students about the importance of planning for college and financial literacy. Dee-1 will also perform his hit song, “Sallie Mae Back.”

 
WHEN
& WHERE:
Thursday, Oct. 4

Session One: 10:15 a.m. CDT

Session Two: 12:30 p.m. CDT

 

Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts

4747 Flora Avenue

Kansas City, Mo. 64110

School Contact: Dr. Jermaine Wilson, 816-726-1903

Media Contact: Antoine L. Oakley, 302-509-9464

Media encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of each session.

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