Katy Perry to support education during US tour

Katy Perry to support education during US tour

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Pop star Katy Perry speaks on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, where she is teaming up with Staples to "Make Roar Happen", celebrating and supporting teachers for a philanthropic effort during the back-to-school season. Besides donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, Staples will sponsor the North American leg of Katy Perrys Prismatic World Tour, which starts in Raleigh, North Carolina on June 22.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 12, 2014 at 8:39 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Katy Perry is incorporating education into her Prismatic World Tour, both for herself and her fans.

The 29-year-old pop star helped present a $1 million donation Thursday from Staples, Inc. to support teacher projects during the upcoming school year. Perry will also invite fans at her concerts to join the "Make Roar Happen" initiative at DonorsChoose.org, where they can select projects to support with donations as small as $1.

Perry said that though she "wasn't raised with a great education," she seeks it out now, visiting museums and national parks while on the road.

The 46-city North American leg of her Prismatic World Tour kicks off June 22 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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