Paris Jackson's new role in 'Lundon's Bridge and The Three Keys' will be more than just a role for the aspiring actress. The daughter of the late, great King of Pop, Michael Jackson, will debut her very first role in a film and has agreed to donate half of the profits to help fund arts and sports projects for schools in the U.S.
As the U.S. economy continues to suffer, many schools were forced to have budget cuts. As a result, this has eliminated the arts and sports related extra-curricular activities from the programs.
Many agree that arts and sports education is just as important as any other form of education, especially as it fosters both creative and physical development. By keeping these programs, this ensures that children are offered a well-rounded education that nurtures their creative minds while ensuring that they stay healthy and active.
According to a source, during Paris Jackson's first solo television appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she says:
"Fifty per cent of the profits... they go back to schools. I know there are a lot of schools that aren't as fortunate as my school - and even my school is struggling with a few sports things, like, we can't afford a high school football team. I know a lot of schools, they can't afford, like, performing arts... and that's the fun part of school... That makes it just boring."
Paris Jackson also explains that the primary motivation for signing up for the project had much to do with the fact that it would benefit children just like her.
It looks like she is already following in the footsteps of her father, who was not only a legend in music, but also a committed humanitarian. Many of Michael Jackson's charitable efforts also championed the improvement of the lives of children affected by disease and poverty.
It's good to see someone so young involved in this mission. Jackson is making a great start to her career by continuing her father's work through her own talents in the industry.
Â© 2011 Latasha Woods