BP Diaz & Fat Joe Award New Sneakers To Students

Fat Joe enjoyed meeting with fans prior to the event.
Photo by Dennis Cohen

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and hip-hop legend Fat Joe distributed new pairs of sneakers at four Bronx public schools on Thursday, December 20 as part of their new initiative to increase student performance in Bronx public schools. Administrators at each participating school, P.S. 146, M.S. 123, Accion Academy and I.S. 217 School of Performing Arts, chose one class which had been ‘most improved’ academically from the start of the competition. Those students learned of their victory at the event and each received a brand new pair of sneakers from Fat Joe, a Bronx native, in recognition of their achievement. Diaz (back, c) presented a citation of merit to Accion Academy’s Class 703.Photo by Dennis Cohen

Accion Academy’s Class 703 Jamal Sabb (2nd from l) was honored by the borough president.
Photo by Dennis Cohen

Diaz (back, c) presented a citation of merit to Accion Academy’s Class 703.
Photo by Dennis Cohen

Diaz (l) presented a citation of merit to I.S. 217 School of Performing Arts.
Photo by Dennis Cohen

Students were eager to receive their brand new sneakers.
Photo by Dennis Cohen

Students received brand new sneakers from hip hop legend Fat Joe.
Photo by Dennis Cohen

Diaz (c) congratulated the students on their academic accomplishments.
Photo by Dennis Cohen

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