Posted on, 31 January 2017

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Sure, you may know that Pitbull is a successful recording artist, and die hard fans know him as “Mr. Worldwide,” but what you may not know about Armando Christian Perez will surprise you.

On February 1st, the Miami-born and raised music icon better known as Pitbull will have a conversation with Palm Beach Post Reporter, Leslie Streeter for the distinct purpose of helping the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 2017 STEAM Initiative.

“Everyone knows Pitbull is one of the most successful recording artists of our time, but what many don’t realize is that he is also a leading tech innovator and arts education proponent,” said event chair and nationally honored arts advocate, Yvonne Boice. “We are thrilled that he will be our speaker this year and that he will be sharing his inspiring success story that now melds so many aspects of the STEAM disciplines.”

The 2017 STEAM Luncheon is presented by Bank of America and will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach.

Pitbull’s belief in higher education and growing from nothing to something is evident by his creation of one of West Palm’s newest charter schools — SLAM! (Sports, Leadership, Arts and Management). The school could be a direct feeder to Palm Beach State, according to Suellen Mann, executive director of the Foundation.

If Pitbull’s interest in STEAM has piqued your interest, check out these five cool jobs a STEAM education would prepare you for.

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