2018 has definitely been a wild year for Kevin Hart. At the beginning of the year, Hart worked to recover from being caught cheating on his wife and extorted for thousands of dollars. Since then, Hart has comically celebrated his hometown Philadelphia Eagles winning a Super Bowl, filming an upcoming movie with Tiffany Haddish and appearing in a J. Cole video. As Kevin Hart prepares for the release of his film with Tiffany Haddish, Night School, he has decided to take time to make a major announcement.
In partnership with KIPP and the UNCF, Kevin Hart’s Help From The Hart Charity Fund has donated $600,000 in an effort to help eighteen rising college freshman attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities around the country. After making the announcement, Hart said, “I just wanted to do my part in providing opportunities for our future leaders, especially from my Philly hometown, and show support for HBCUs. This is just the beginning; trust me when I tell you there are a lot more kids who want to go to college who don’t have the money to make it happen.” Michael L. Lomax of the UNCF added, “The Help From The Hart Charity Scholarship will not only support students but will also demonstrate support for HBCUs.”
The eighteen recipients hail from different regions across the country and were selected based on their past accomplishments and financial need. By creating the scholarship fund, Hart joins the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant who have made strong efforts to better the lives of young people pursuing an education.