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Kevin Hart Gifts $600K To 18 HBCU Students

posted by Dawn Dai - 

Kevin Hart is giving back in a big way!

The rockstar comedian and his Help From The Hart Charity teamed up with KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) schools and the United Negro College Fund to gift 18 HBCU bound students with $600,000 worth of scholarships. 

"Yesterday I surprised 18 #HBCU with scholarships to complete their college degrees.... major thank you to my partners @UNCF @kippschools for helping me.... you guys stepped up to the table and matched my donation and we awarded 600,000,"  he stated via IG.

Help From The Hart Charity and KIPP each donated $300,000 to students who have exhibited exceptional academic and personal accomplishments. With their eyes on the prize, students will attend 11 HBCUs across the country including: Clark Atlanta, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Xavier University, just to name a few.

Yesterday I surprised 18 #HBCU with scholarships to complete their college degrees.... major thank you to my partners @UNCF @kippschools for helping me.... you guys stepped up to the table and matched my donation and we awarded 600,000....also thank u @jessecollinsent for helping us coordinate this event.....this is just the beginning people!!!! My “Help From The Hart Charity” is about to do a lot more!!!!! #LiveLoveLaugh .....I’m also proud of the 8 Kids from Philadelphia that received these scholarships ....STAND UP PHILLY!!!!!

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With 8 of the students being from his hometown of Philadelphia, Hart was over the moon with excitement of giving back to his community.

“Education and knowledge are powerful. I just wanted to do my part in providing opportunities for our future leaders, especially from my Philly hometown, and show support for HBCUs," Hart said in a statement. "This is just the beginning; trust me when I tell you there are a lot more kids who want to go to college who don’t have the money to make it happen.”

Keep in mind that this is not the first time Kevin has decided to give from his heart. In 2015, the Night School actor donated $100,000 to support 4 college students in their educational endeavors. 

Now that's how you 'move with Hart.'

Knowledge is power.

PHOTO: @kevinhart4real (IG)

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