Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We are excited to announce that Ahmir Thompson (“Questlove”) has joined the Philadelphia Arts in Education PartnershipBoard of Directors.
You may know Ahmir from his award-winning work with The Roots, who happen to be the house band of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, or as a New York Times bestselling author, Broadway and music Producer, DJ, and culinary entrepreneur.
I know him differently. A former student of mine, I have had the pleasure of seeing Ahmir grow from a small boy into the larger-than-life star that he is today. And I saw the way that the arts made him come alive in his youth. That’s all we want for each student that PAEP serves.
All of us at PAEP are so pleased that Ahmir will work with us as we provide crucial arts education programming to children just like him in Philadelphia. We know that, given access to this curriculum, our students will be set on a path to achieve their dreams—whatever they may be.
Please join us in welcoming Ahmir to the PAEP family.