Shot and Edited By Andre Velez
On May 21st, IMF continued it’s work in the community alongside Hustle Simmons, Reebok & A.G. Public Relations as we embarked on the second Hustlepalooza Increase The Peace Day of 2012! This time around we visited two inner city elementary schools in the Chicagoland Area, Frazier Preparatory Academy & Ruiz Elementary. Our team, which also included Dasan Robinson (MLS Champion), Stephanie Gonzales (Reebok), J. Nice (B96), Brandon Breaux (Ends/Wealth Corp.), held assemblies at both schools to raise awareness for the senseless violence that occurs in each neighborhood daily. During each assembly we also allowed the students to interact and give opinions and/or ask questions that they may have. Thanks to our event partners from Reebok we were also able to have giveaways at each school which allowed a few lucky students to go home with free shoes, t-shirts and bags!
Thanks to the students and staff at both Frazier Prep and Ruiz Elementary for making our entire team feel welcomed during our time there. Special thanks to Mrs. Tharpe & Mrs. Pratt at Frazier Prep for all of their help as well as Mr. Butler & Mrs. Grozdic at Ruiz Elementary for their exceptional hospitality and assistance! Thank you to Ruiz Elementary for inviting Hustle Simmons and myself to be a part of their faculty vs. students basketball game as well.