Des Moines Middle Schooler Helps Promote Super Bowl PSA

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Des Moines middle school student is helping promote public service announcements that are airing during Super Bowl 50 this Sunday.

Johnny Castro, 11, is part of "I Have A Dream," a national social media campaign that features Castro holding a diploma in a cap and gown.

As a "dreamer" himself, Castro said he knows the importance of being in the campaign.

"I was impressed and happy because some kids don't get to do the same things as us. So I want people to do the same thing as us and get a good education," Castro said.

The "I Have A Dream" foundation helps children from low-income areas save for college and make higher education a reality.

Castro hopes to attend Iowa State University and become a police officer. He said telling his parents was the best part,

"Their reaction was like, 'Wow!' It almost made me cry because they were really happy about me," Castro said.

The campaign features actor Tom Selleck and actress Téa Leoni.

To learn more about the foundation and to donate, click here.