Hey, Philadelphia! We've got good news - Kevin Hart is determined to get your schools back on track.
On a mission to give back to his hometown, the comedian posted a video and message Wednesday on Instagram, stating his plan to donate $250,000 to the Philadelphia school district in order to purchase new computers for students.
"I just heard about all the trouble the school district was going through so I took it upon myself to take $250,000, and put it in the school system to buy new computers," he says. "Not because somebody told me to, because I love you. And I put on for my city."
In the post, he writes, "This is a Public Service Announcement for the City Of PHILADELPHIA... I am taking 250,000 & donating it to the school district & parks & recreation centers to help them buy new computers! My city made me who I am today and for that I am thankful. I will make it my priority to help my city get out of this debt. PHILLY UNTIL I DIE #PHILADELPHIA #iWishOurFootballTeamWasDoingBetter"
According to CBS News, Philadelphia public schools opened in September on a "promise of $50 million," which the city didn't even have within its budget.
Prior to the school year beginning, 24 schools were closed and more than 4,000 employees were laid off. The $50-million projection was able to bring back only 1,000 of those staff members.
"We had cut all assistant principals, all guidance counselors, all art, all music, all sports, all secretaries," Superintendent William Hite told CBS.
Hart's educational initiative didn't stop with a mere donation. He's going to the City of Brotherly Love this week to personally reach out to students.
The comic posted more plans on Twitter Wednesday.
He added, "My City made me who I am today...it's only right that I reach back & help them in their time of need."
Hart's followers voiced their support on Instagram.
_bwil wrote, "Wish more people where like you."
"Much respect kev, from the heart. Not just bc u know u can. Do it and don't look back," said kc31jwells.
"Good man! Great leader! Love! And thank you!," commented manellemouk.
And fresssh_onesixent noted, "I work for City of Phila office of innovation & technology (OIT) & we thank you."