will.i.am receives the Crystal Award at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos and highlights the accomplishment of his work in education and philanthropy. The award recognizes artists who have shown exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world.
From the World Economic Forum:
will.i.am, for his leadership in creating educational opportunities for the underserved
An award-winning musician, known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am is a multi-faceted entertainer and creative innovator. With a commitment to inspire kids to stay in school and go to college to become the leaders of tomorrow, he advocates for the importance and power of a good education through the i.am angel Foundation. The Foundation’s programmes include i.am STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths), i.am scholarship, and i.am college track. will.i.am says: “The STEM/STEAM skills needed to excel in the Fourth Industrial Revolution can equip every citizen with the ability to have a career, vs. a job, and to build companies and wealth that benefit entire communities vs. just a few people.”
Watch the video of his speech below.