I think Wyclef Jean should buy the K-1 Attack. I think he should really buy it. I think he should buy it, put us in one of his music videos, and possibly name a song after us.
Wyclef Jean came to West Philadelphia High School today to be a part of a service project with the Sixers and Timbaland. The students who participated painted walls in the main building and some planted an urban garden. It was amazing to see these students participate in a very high energetic service project organzied by Sam Foster and the Community Schools. Little did we know that Wyclef was interested in seeing the Automotive building and the K-1 Attack. He stayed with us for almost an hour. He told us about his love for cars and his growing interest in green cars.
All of sudden, Karysma and Sekou were spittin' with Wyclef. Amazing. They were a force. Karysma and Sekou were so creative and smooth. Sekou even put Wyclef's name in his rap and then couldn't stop laughing. I think Wyclef is the most gracious person. He was at West for almost five hours. Sekou and Karysma will always remember that moment. Lucky for us, Momo and Daniel recorded it.
It was a great day. I think once you take a step back and realize what has happened just this past month with the team and the program, one needs to take a nap. I often do.
Did Tango meet up with Wyclef Jean today? No. It's a big deal. I think the students are starting to realize that what we are doing is not just about putting a car that achieves over 100 mpg on the road. It is about fostering an idea that any one can accomplish anything they want. It is about education, bettering oneself, being a capable person, and growing in success.
In short, Wyclef needs to buy our car. Everyone needs to buy Wyclef's new cd. And call it a day.
Ride or die.