When it was time to get in on the ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers Earvin “Magic” Johnson says he personally signed a $50,000,000 check, the largest he ever signed in his life, helping his group buy the team for $2.15 billion. Back in 2010 the NBA legend sold his stake in the Lakers and his 105 Starbucksfranchises to free up about $100 million in cash according to sports experts.
The reason he is my Celebrity of the Day is because Magic Johnson has opened an education center in downtown Atlanta for high school dropouts.–DivaWhispers
The Magic Johnson Bridgescape center helps give those who have left school, or are at risk of dropping out, the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. The program, which has just opened its doors, is free and accepts students aged 14 to 20 years old.
Unlike traditional schools, Bridgescape takes a holistic approach, with life skills counselors as well asteachers on site to provide developmental and academic support. Students get academic credits online, including one-on-one and small group classes.
“Those students who finished school [from the center in Ohio] with us at the end of the last school year, 75 percent of them returned at the beginning of the school year to continue their education,” said Jennifer Parker from Bridgescape, in a televised interview with WSB TV 2.