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Big Sean Tackling Homelessness in Detroit

June 14, 2016

Happy Headline: The Sean Anderson Foundation partners with college program...
By #TeamJET

Big Sean’s efforts to improve the streets of his Detroit hometown continue with his ‘The Sean Anderson Foundation’.

Following a generous donation of a fully-equipped studio to his alma mater, Cass Technical High School, Big Sean is giving back once again, this time tackle homelessness.

The foundation, founded by the Grammy-award winner rapper, donated $25,000 to assist Wayne State University secure an endowment for the “Helping Individuals Go High” (HIGH) initiative, a program dedicated to fighting homelessness.

Created by Jacqueline Wilson, the wife of WSU’s president, in 2013, HIGH provides students with housing and/or financial struggles with housing support, textbooks, clothing, transportation and child-care assistance.

“We see the HIGH Program as an important component of ensuring success at Wayne State and we are proud to help strengthen its mission,” Myra Anderson, Big Sean’s mother and president of The Sean Anderson Foundation, said in a press release. “We aim to boost graduation rates at the university by providing support to students facing hardships.”

In addition to their latest partnership, The Sean Anderson Foundation launched the #HealFlintKids campaign to assist in the Flint Water Crisis by providing funds to help those affected by the unfortunate situation.

Read more on JET Magazine website.