Big Sean and his mother, Myra Anderson, will provide middle and high school students across the country with the necessary tools to break into the music industry with their new learning platform, “Mogul Prep.”
Launched through the rapper’s Sean Anderson Foundation, the blended educational curriculum will introduce students to industry leaders, and feature insights on the skills needed to be a mogul in entertainment-related careers, according to a press release. Educators and students will also have access to over 100 hours of common core- and CTAE-aligned curriculum including 7 modules and more than 21 lesson plans.
During an interview with RollingStone.com, the Detroit native said that he aims to share insight with students into the various alternative opportunities available in the music industry – including managing and publicity.
“That’s the point that these kids need to see: You can still be in the music industry and not necessarily be a performer,” he said. “When I stand on that stage, there are at least 30 other people that have something to do with me standing there. Business managers, publishers, publicists, agents, booking agents, creative directors, lighting technicians, sound guys — all these different jobs that they don’t teach in high school.”
In November 2015 the initiative launched as a pilot program for students in the metro Detroit area, “Mogul Prep.”
For Sean’s mom, who’s a former educator, “Mogul Prep” will also offer a solution to actively keep students informed and engaged.
“As a former teacher I know how difficult it is for teachers to develop lesson plans that consistently keep students actively engaged and are aligned to core standards,” Anderson said in a press release. “I also know how powerful providing students with a relevant and real world learning experience can be. I am happy to say that Mogul Prep solves both of these problems.”
As part of his “I Decided. Tour,” Sean will introduce his informative lesson plan to 200 students in four cities, including Detroit, Ml (Fox Theater) on April 1, Silver Spring, MD (The Filmore) on April 8, Atlanta, GA (Tabernacle) on April 18, and Miami, FL (The Fillmore) on April 20.
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