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Discovery Teams With Jada Pinkett Smith on Say Yes to the Prom, Youth Outreach Programs

Jada Pinkett Smith remembers well the crossroads she faced during her rough-and-tumble high school years in Baltimore. Smith’s life changed when she got the chance to attend the Baltimore School for the Arts and later earned a scholarship to North Carolina School for the Arts. Had she not discovered her passion for acting, Smith believes her path to adulthood might easily have included a stint in jail or worse. Smith’s memory of that pivotal period drove her to launch the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation’s Careers in Entertainment program designed to open doors for youths in underserved communities. The foundation has partnered with Discovery Communications’ Say Yes to the Prom initiative to provide scholarships, internships, mentoring services and networking opportunities to students in several major cities across the country.

Discovery Communications and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation Partner

LOS ANGELES – Discovery Communications and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation (WJSFF) announced their joint philanthropic partnership today, aligning the shared vision between both organizations. The partnership is a youth-development program that introduces deserving high school and college students across the country to careers in the media and entertainment industry.

Will & Jada Are Partnering With Sundance to Support Diverse Filmmaking

"We are honored and energized to collaborate with the Sundance Institute to cultivate stories and storytellers reflective of the world at large" - Jada Pinkett Smith Nina Simone once said, “It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times,” and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith want to help new artists engage with the world in creative ways. Sunday, at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Institute announced a new partnership between its prestigious Screenwriters Intensive and the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation.