At the launch of her Blues Babe foundation in Philadelphia Easter weekend, Jill Scott talked to BET.com about why launching the foundation was important. “I couldn’t finish college for financial reasons,” she said, explaining how she ran out of money while attending Temple University in Philadelphia. “Fortunately, I was blessed to have some options via my poetry and my music. But we all know that for a lot of urban youth, a college degree is the only way they’ll have a chance to improve their lot in life and improve their dreams.”
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