Lady Gaga is known for flamboyant outfits, outrageous performances, and being a true artist. However, many don’t know about her strong humanitarian side.
Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, founded the Born This Way Foundation in 2012 with the hopes of fostering a kinder, more inclusive world.
The foundation focuses on empowering young people to let their voices be heard. Gaga is constantly involved with the Born This Way Foundation, raising awareness and helping young people around the globe.
Recently, Lady Gaga surprised students at Walter Reed Middle School in Hollywood when she was introduced as their substitute teacher.
Her time as a substitute teacher was filmed to create a PSA to launch a fundraising campaign in partnership with Staples for Born this Way Foundation and DonorsChoose.org, which helps teachers fund class projects and supplies.
In the adorable clip, Lady Gaga walks in the classroom and all of the students burst into excitement. One girl runs up to hug her while another asks, “”Wait, are you the real Lady Gaga?” It’s a heartwarming and uplifting PSA that will help teachers provide their students with the supplies they need to succeed in school. In the PSA Gaga states,
“I’m here today to promote a positive learning environment. I want kids to love themselves, fearlessly.”
She asks the students to draw what they view their future looking like. “Not having materials at school is a real problem. That puts a child at a deficit. Before we fix that problem we have to acknowledge that problem,” she explains.
Staples donated $2 million to the Born This Way Foundation and DonorsChoose.org. Along with the donation, through its Staples for Students program, the office supply company launched a contest that will award a $50,000 scholarship as well as trips to see Lady Gaga in concert in Las Vegas. Staples is also a sponsor for Gaga’s Joanne tour.
Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour launches on August 1st in Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena.
WATCH: YOUR SUBSTITUTE TEACHER: LADY GAGA