Justin Bieber Wants (A) Schools For All, (B) To Visit You, or (C) Both?

Photo: Justin Bieber poses with students at Seminole High School. (WireImage)

The answer is (C). Justin Bieber wants schools for all AND wants to pay you a visit.

Well, he wants to pay a visit to someone’s favorite school; whether or not it’s yours will depend on how amped up you can get about Pencils of Promise, one of Bieber’s favorite orgs.

What’s so special about pencils, you ask? The story goes like this:

While in India years ago, American traveler Adam Braun approached a young boy who was begging on the street and asked him what he wanted more than anything. His answer? “A pencil.”

He went around the world, armed with pens and pencils that he handed out to kids in over 50 countries who were thrilled to get their hands on what he considered ordinary school supplies. The children’s excitement got Braun thinking about global education and what he could do to make sure more people got the schooling they deserved. In 2008, he founded Pencils of Promise, an org that does a whole lot more than distribute writing utensils: With Braun at the helm, PoP has now built 30 schools serving 1,200 students who otherwise wouldn’t have had access to education.

But, as Braun reminds us in the video below, there are still 75 million other kids around the world who don’t have access to education. Yikes. They need our help. So Pencils of Promise just launched a major campaign called Schools 4 All, asking students, schools, communities, individuals, whoevs, to build an online fundraising page as part of a national competition. Adam Braun will pay a visit to the top moneyraiser’s school-of-choice. And oh, yeah … so will Justin Bieber.

Though they may appear to be suffering identity crises in the PSA below, let Bieber and Braun (or Braun and Bieber?) explain the campaign in their own (each other’s?) words. Create a fundraising page, get your friends/school/community on board, and let the games begin.

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Create a Page

Create a Page

Start your own Schools 4 All fundraising page and encourage your school and community to get involved. Winner gets a visit from Bieber!

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Get Schooled

Get Schooled

You can always tackle a challenge facing education in America, too. Check out Get Schooled for more info on changing the system here, today.