Explore Talent Reports: Mark Wahlberg is a High School Graduate!

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'Most high school dropouts don't end up with successful careers in Hollywood,' Wahlberg continued.

Explore Talent reports on new article, "Mark Wahlberg is a High School Graduate!" Individuals can read the entire piece online, but clips are included in this release.

Mark Wahlberg recently announced that he attended, and graduated, high school online. The father of four spoke out about his struggles, achievements, and encouragement for others to follow the right path.

"I never made it past the ninth grade," the 42-year-old shared, according to Us Weekly. "My circumstances were not unlike millions of other teens today, who live in tough working class neighborhoods surrounded by drugs, violence and crime, and who struggle to stay on the right path without positive influences."

"Most high school dropouts don't end up with successful careers in Hollywood," he continued. "I was lucky. Compared with high school graduates, dropouts are more likely to be unemployed, in poor health, living in poverty or on public assistance."

"For almost a year, I've been taking classes and studying any chance I could get -- on the set, traveling for work and at home," Wahlberg said. "It has been both humbling and challenging, but I'm happy to report that I am officially a high school graduate, having received my diploma this summer."

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Anyone can create a profile on Explore Talent where they can upload their photos, videos, songs, etc., to show off their talent in the hopes of landing gigs. Explore Talent's proprietary software and vast infrastructure is the most advanced entertainment-based technology of its kind. The site's popularity is based on the fact that there are many ways for talent to network, make friends and connect with other industry players, participate in a wide variety of contests and earn prizes for being active on the site. The easy access to a pool of over 7.8 million members attracts industry players who are posting every month about 50,000 new auditions and job openings, which is 30 times more than any other site.

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