On the most glam night in Hollywood, one of Hollywood’s most glamorous women spent her time teaching children about financial literary and business savvy. On Sunday, Jennifer Lopez and boo Alex Rodriguez traded the red carpet for Yankee Stadium. The event, a part of Project Destined – which seeks to “transform minority youth into owners and stakeholders in the communities in which they live, work, and play” – to mentor more than 50 teens.
“So today I spent the day in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium with a very special group of people for a very impactful project called @projectdestined,” she wrote on Instagram. “The project teaches financial literacy to children in neighborhoods like I grew up in … so people from Harvard Business School teach and mentor these kids on how to buy and own real estate and by the end of the program they own a part of a building in their own community in which the profits they make go toward their college educations. It shows them they have a choice, they don’t have to be a tenant. You can be an owner!!! But it’s so much more than I could ever write here. It’s a game changer for anyone to be [a part] of this program! I am proud to be a part of it along with @arod (and if you look closely you will see a Supreme Court judge, Bronx Borough President, President of Blackstone, Yankee legend Mariano Rivera, and so many more) here on a Sunday to be a part of letting these kids know that anything is possible and [the] sky is the limit.”
ARod was feeling similarly inspired, according to his Instagram posts.
Check out a few more images from the event.