Star of Hit Show 'Just Jordan' To Join Tyler Scholarship Fund

Nickelodeon star Lil' JJ is joining the Hazel Harvey Peace Scholarship Fund Education Awareness Tour in Tyler, Thursday, January 31  as part of a statewide tour encouraging, motivating and stressing the importance of education.

Lil' JJ, a comedian and actor in the hit Nickelodeon show Just Jordan is part of the effort to raise awareness and money to help send students from low-income families to college. Born James Lewis, Lil' JJ grew up in Little Rock , Ark. where he was always told jokes and became known as the class clown  In 2003, he won 'Comin' to the Stage' comedy competition on BET.

During the Education Awareness Tour, Lil' JJ will share stories about his educational experience and participation in extracurricular activities.  The tour in Tyler is scheduled to make two stops:

9:00 a.m., Robert E. Lee High School, 411 ESE Loop 323, Tyler, TX.;

10:00 a.m.,  Stewart Middle School , 2800 W. Shaw, Tyler

The scholarship fund is named after Hazel Harvey Peace, the legendary Fort Worth educator who taught for 49 years and is best known for her advice to students, "Start early and quit late."

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com