By Laura Ferreiro
3LAU – the rising-star DJ who has done bumpin’ remixes of everyone from Maroon 5’s Adam Levine to Skrillex – is using dance music to make a huge difference in the world. He recently donated proceeds from sales of his music to build a school for kids in need in Guatemala, and now he hopes to even build more.
Working with Pencils of Promise, 3LAU announced that he’ll donate $1 from each ticket from his “3LAU Your Mind Tour” to the international non-profit to build more schools in underprivileged areas. His tour will hit cities across the U.S. including New York, Chicago Las Vegas and Los Angeles from now until the end of the year.
3LAU, whose real name is Justin Blau and is currently a junior in college, wants to “harness the power of dance music” to help children in need get an education.
“Education is a right that all human begins should have, yet there are 75 million children just like us without access to it,” 3LAU says. “I’m ready to help that change. Let’s harness the power of the dance music movement to give something real – to give back.”
Pencils of Promise works to ensure that children in developing countries have access to a good education by building schools in communities in need in countries including Guatemala, Laos and Nicaragua.
Check out the video below to get inspired:
Click here for tickets to 3LAU’s tour supporting Pencils of Promise.