Hated Math? Loved Sports? How Pitbull’s New School Would have Been Perfect for You

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Say whaaaa?! Mr. 305 put his worldwide singing, partying and living it up on hold to help break ground on a new school, the Sports Leadership And Management Academy (SLAM!) in Henderson, Nevada.

Now, this is not your run-of-the-mill boring school, it’s a sports-focused — yes, sports-focused — school where students from 6th to 12th grade can choose to study anything from sports medicine, marketing, communications, business and management. The first of the SLAM! schools opened earlier this year in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. During the opening, Pitbull said: “If sports is what you love, one way or another, it’s a business you can get involved with … whether you’re a therapist, an attorney, a broadcaster.”


Pitbull knows all-too-well that our current school system doesn’t work for everyone since he barely graduated from high school himself. But, rather than let kids get disillusioned, like he did, he’s making a difference to inspire young minds. Let’s just call him Mr. Education.

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