Breakout R & B artist and Monroe native Felixx (Thompson) helped make Christmas special this year for some Atlanta students. He teamed up with KIPP Metro Atlanta’s KIPP STRIVE Primary for a holiday bicycle giveaway for students a few days before Christmas. He met with the metro Atlanta charter school KSP’s principal, Omy Mair, teachers, and staff to sit down and talk with them about their experiences teaching virtually amid a pandemic. After meeting with the teachers and staff, Felixx met and hand delivered toys to students at KSP!
“The students and staff at this school are incredible, I’ve heard so many great things about their teaching and practices. I definitely felt the energy the moment I got to the corner of Love and Shaheed for the first time. I know they’re all in uncharted territory working virtually. But, the teachers and staff are doing a great job, and the students are having fun and learning. I just wanted to do my part,” Felixx said.
In a previous story about this Monroe native, Felixx said that no matter how big he gets, he is proud to call the City of Monroe his home and he will never forget his roots.
“Music for me, is my life. Growing up in Monroe definitely helped shape me as artist. It was here that I got my first opportunities to perform, not only just in church, but in choir and different events held around the city. The Crep Myrtle Festival was actually the first stage I had a chance to perform on. I hope to change the world with my music, to be a light and a piece of happiness for anyone that listens to my music,” he said.
This year, he brought more than just his music to spread a little happiness to the students at KSP charter school in Atlanta.