Matthew McConaughey backs education scheme

Updated: Aug 17, 2012, 08:57 AM IST

London: ‘Magic Mike’ star Matthew McConaughey is backing a new campaign to address dropout rates in American schools.

The 42-year-old actor and his jk livin Foundation have pledged support to the Communities In Schools organisation`s scheme, which aims to raise funds to keep millions of students in education and mentor them, reported a website.

McConaughey helped launch the Give Education School the Nation campaign and said that he is a firm believer in the initiative.

"I created the jk livin so we can help children make positive and healthy changes in themselves and the world around them - and at the most basic level for many, that starts with graduating high school," he said.

"I am a firm believer in the power and necessity of mentorship, and by teaming with Give Education, we`re ensuring that people learn about the inspiring and effective work mentors are doing across the country to combat the dropout crisis," he added.