Big Sean Returns to Detroit for Youth Economic Mobility Summit


Big Sean Returns to Detroit for Youth Economic Mobility Summit

DETROIT, MI, April 9, 2019- The HIGH Program and other youth-serving agencies in the area were invited by Detroit rapper Big Sean as he returned to his roots last month for a conversation about youth economic mobility, the 2020 census, and more. Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation have been generous donors to the HIGH Program throughout the years; the most recent donation in November 2018 totaled $10,000. At the Youth Economic Mobility Summit held at the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Michigan, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan joined Sean on Friday, March 29 to help launch an awareness campaign for the upcoming census.

Detroit was among the worst in America when it came to filling out the 2010 census, "costing us dearly," according to Duggan. One function of the U.S. census is to distribute billions of federal funds to local communities for allocation to vital services such as Headstart and Medicaid.

"That alone should be enough to get everyone involved," said Sean. "That's how we get the things that we want in our communities and that's how we let the government know, and the people who are in control of the money, that we're here."

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The Wayne State University HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program is dedicated to ensuring that no student abandons their dream of earning a degree solely because of housing or financial challenges.


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