Lady Gaga surprised a group of middle school kids recently to announce that her Born This Way Foundation is partnering with Staples to support teachers and classrooms around the country. The singer spoke to the classroom about how when teachers have access to classroom supplies and can pay for projects, it “makes it easier for kids to learn.”
Staples created the Staples for Students program and will donate $2 million to Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and DonorsChoose.org to “ensure teachers and students have the resources they need for successful learning in classrooms.”
As Gaga's title sponsor for her Joanne tour, Staples is also running a contest to award a $50,000 scholarship and a trip to Las Vegas to see the singer perform and meet her in person.
Gaga's new PSA will air across national TV, digital platforms and social media into the fall for the back-to-school season. Donations are being accepted at Staples stores and at StaplesForStudents.org