KISS 104.1FM’s SashaTheDiva today announced one of the most important community service projects in her 20-year radio career: the EMPHASIS on EDUCATION initiative. Sasha has played an integral role in helping 90 inner-city students receive a life-changing opportunity to attend Arkansas Baptist College, a historically black college in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Tony Kidd, Vice President of Programming for Cox Media Group, expressed his delight with the project, “Education is such a vitally important component to the future of our young people. These students are deserving of this wonderful opportunity, and I wish each of them well on their journey. Sasha’s EMPHASIS on EDUCATION is truly making a difference, and she has my full support.”
Working closely with Dr. Fitz Hill, the President of Arkansas Baptist College, SashaTheDiva has secured everything from financial aid to room and board for the students. They are set to depart in mid-August on a journey that can change the entire scope of their lives; however, there is one roadblock standing in their way: transportation.
“Providing transportation to and from college is a hardship that the parents cannot afford. Many of these students never thought that they would have the chance to attend college. They saw it as something out of reach, and now they are excited to continue their education,” said Sasha. “They are to be applauded for their commitment. Something as simple as transportation should not stand in their way.”
“I am thrilled to be a part of this community service project,” said the popular on-air personality. “This is an opportunity for the entire community to step up and help these deserving young men and women fulfill their dreams. We need to raise $28,000 to provide them transportation to and from home throughout the school year. ”