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Celebrities Help Students Get Up For School

SEATTLE, Oct. 5 (UPI) — A non-profit is teaming with U.S. cities including Seattle to record celebrity wake-up calls for students to ensure they get up in time for school.

The Get Schooled Foundation, a non-profit affiliated with the Gates Foundation, said celebrities including Jesse McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Baron Davis and Wiz Khalifa have recorded wake-up messages students in certain districts can sign up to receive, The Seattle Times reported Tuesday.

The foundation teamed with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn’s office, the Alliance for Education and Seattle Public Schools to provide the calls as part of the city’s “Be There Get There” campaign.

“Woody Allen said that 95 percent of success in life is just showing up, and it’s true,” McGinn said in announcing the campaign Monday. “But it really helps to have some friends helping you out, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

The city is aiming for 80 percent of its students to miss fewer than 10 days of school by 2013, a dramatic improvement from the 62 percent recorded in 2009.

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