Check out these shots of Grammy Award winner Ashanti as she spoke with an Atlantic City High School to promote eduction, the arts & more for their public assembly. The 2003 Grammy winner led assemblies, met privately with a group of middle school students and did an interview with the high school’s radio station, according to the Press of Atlantic City, which obtained the Board of Education’s meeting minutes.

The Press reported that Ashanti encouraged students to stay in school and work diligently, guided by the support of friends and family.