Friday Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Hip Hop legend and Bronx Native 'Fat Joe' returned to the Fox Street Campus to once again give an entire class at IS 217 and Accion Academy brand new Nike sneakers. This is the second time entire classes received Nike sneakers for improved student performance and attendance in each school.
Around Christmas Fat Joe and BP Diaz came to these schools to give every student in one class of each school Nike Sneakers for high performance by the students. This time they returned to give students of another class Nike Sneakers that improved the most over the rest of the school year.
In talking to the students Fat Joe said that he wished someone came to his school to provide an incentive to learn so he could have learned more. Joe added that the students now know their potential, and what they can do. In the second class one student said that he went from failing to become an honor roll student, and was very proud of it.
Fat Joe told each class that years from now to remember where you came from, and give back to the community.
Above and Below - Fat Joe and BP Diaz talk to students about how they felt about being given the incentive of new Nike sneakers to do better in school. Students were called up, and said that they were happy to learn they were getting the Nike sneakers after just missing getting them the first time.
Above - In the second class BP Diaz sat down with the students to listen to Fat Joe.
Below - BP Diaz joined Fat Joe and the principal in calling on some students to talk about their individual stories.
Above and Below - Students from each class pose with Fat Joe, BP Diaz, teachers, and their classmates.