Kevin Hart teams up with The Children’s Place to open a brand new community learning center

With back-to-school season just around the corner, Kevin Hart helped some families get ready, while opening a new community learning center.

The 43-year-old actor and comedian teamed with The Children’s Place and helped cut the ribbon for the first community learning center at NYC Parks’ Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center today, in East Harlem on Tuesday.

Hart also leant a helping hand by giving away free school supplies to families while also reading from his 2021 children’s book Marcus Makes a Movie. 

Kevin helps: With back-to-school season just around the corner, Kevin Hart helped some families get ready, while opening a new community learning center

Kevin helps: With back-to-school season just around the corner, Kevin Hart helped some families get ready, while opening a new community learning center

Ribbon: The 43-year-old actor and comedian teamed with The Children's Place and helped cut the ribbon for the first community learning center at NYC Parks' Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center today, in East Harlem on Tuesday

Ribbon: The 43-year-old actor and comedian teamed with The Children’s Place and helped cut the ribbon for the first community learning center at NYC Parks’ Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center today, in East Harlem on Tuesday

Kevin reads: Hart also leant a helping hand by giving away free school supplies to families while also reading from his 2021 children's book Marcus Makes a Movie

Kevin reads: Hart also leant a helping hand by giving away free school supplies to families while also reading from his 2021 children’s book Marcus Makes a Movie

Hart stepped out with a baby blue polo shirt with black sunglasses and a silver watch on his left wrist and a silver bracelet on his right wrist.

The funnyman completed his look with dark navy blue pants and pristine Golden Goose sneakers.

During the ceremony, he spoke about what the opening of the center would mean for kids in the area. 

Kevin's look: Hart stepped out with a baby blue polo shirt with black sunglasses and a silver watch on his left wrist and a silver bracelet on his right wrist

Kevin’s look: Hart stepped out with a baby blue polo shirt with black sunglasses and a silver watch on his left wrist and a silver bracelet on his right wrist

‘You’ve got to understand what this does. It incentivizes kids to create, to be active, to dream,’ Hart said at the ceremony for the center, which includes over 2,000 new books.

The Children’s Place will also be opening nine more learning centers across the country through the fall of 2022. 

Hart, a father of four himself, added that he understands how new reading material can have a positive influence on kids.

Incentivize: 'You've got to understand what this does. It incentivizes kids to create, to be active, to dream,' Hart said at the ceremony for the center, which includes over 2,000 new books

Incentivize: ‘You’ve got to understand what this does. It incentivizes kids to create, to be active, to dream,’ Hart said at the ceremony for the center, which includes over 2,000 new books

‘Whether opening a new book, taking on a new challenge in the classroom, or making memories with fellow students, these are the times that most impact a child’s life,’ Hart added. 

‘This is the reason why I wrote my Marcus book series, Marcus Makes a Movie and Marcus Makes it Big. When The Children’s Place told me what they were up to, I had to join them,’ he added.

‘Over the last two years of the pandemic, I’ve seen first-hand the challenges that children are facing when it comes to learning, making my partnership with The Children’s Place even more important to me. I’m thrilled to be a part of this powerful campaign to provide an inspiring, much-needed space for kids, right in their own communities.” 

New book: 'Whether opening a new book, taking on a new challenge in the classroom, or making memories with fellow students, these are the times that most impact a child's life,' Hart added

New book: ‘Whether opening a new book, taking on a new challenge in the classroom, or making memories with fellow students, these are the times that most impact a child’s life,’ Hart added

Book series: 'This is the reason why I wrote my Marcus book series, Marcus Makes a Movie and Marcus Makes it Big. When The Children's Place told me what they were up to, I had to join them,' he added

Book series: ‘This is the reason why I wrote my Marcus book series, Marcus Makes a Movie and Marcus Makes it Big. When The Children’s Place told me what they were up to, I had to join them,’ he added

Hart can currently be seen in the Netflix action-comedy The Man From Toronto, and he lends his voice to Ace in DC League of Super-Pets, in theaters July 29.

He also has Me Time (August 26) and Back on the Strip (November 17) coming out this year, with Borderlands in post-production as well.

He’s currently filming the thriller Lift with Vincent D’Onofrio and Sam Worthington, with My Worst Enemy in pre-production. 

New role: Hart can currently be seen in the Netflix action-comedy The Man From Toronto, and he lends his voice to Ace in DC League of Super-Pets, in theaters July 29

New role: Hart can currently be seen in the Netflix action-comedy The Man From Toronto, and he lends his voice to Ace in DC League of Super-Pets, in theaters July 29

Coming soon: He also has Me Time (August 26) and Back on the Strip (November 17) coming out this year, with Borderlands in post-production as well

Coming soon: He also has Me Time (August 26) and Back on the Strip (November 17) coming out this year, with Borderlands in post-production as well

In production: He's currently filming the thriller Lift with Vincent D'Onofrio and Sam Worthington, with My Worst Enemy in pre-production

In production: He’s currently filming the thriller Lift with Vincent D’Onofrio and Sam Worthington, with My Worst Enemy in pre-production

Supplies: Kevin Hart hands out school supplies

Supplies: Kevin Hart hands out school supplies

All smiles: Kevin Hart is all smiles while meeting kids

All smiles: Kevin Hart is all smiles while meeting kids

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