Xcel University was founded in September 2007 by NBA star Ron Artest, now known as Metta World Peace. Xcel University works to encourage kids to further their education and also advocates for Mental Health Awareness and quality Mental Health Services for all.
Xcel University focuses its efforts on education by offering incentives and providing scholarships, and on mental health issues through conducting public awareness campaigns and helping to fund nonprofit organizations that provide mental health services to their communities. Throughout his career, World Peace has visited hundreds of schools and community centers to speak with youth on the importance of both these aspects of life.
Positive mental health is linked to a range of development outcomes and is fundamental to coping with adversity. On the other hand, poor mental health impedes an individual’s capacity to realize their potential, work productively and make a contribution to their community.
Xcel U encourages everyone to find the hope to seek wellness professionals, and to participate in their own recovery!