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Big Sean Donates $25K To Fight College Homelessness

As one man, Big Sean is doing it BIG in changing the world. The Detroit native rapper has always been dedicated in giving back to his hometown, creating various initiatives to help the youth within the Detroit area. Recently, Big Sean donated $25,000 through his Sean Anderson Foundation to Wayne State University, the third largest university in Michigan. The contribution will be granted to Wayne State University’s HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program, which helps financially stressed students at the university reach their goal in graduating. The program ensures their mission by providing various resources including housing support, textbooks, school supplies, clothing, transportation, and child-care assistance. The endowment Big Sean and his foundation presented to the program will specifically be used for short-term support to Wayne State University students experiencing homelessness.

“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, president of the foundation and Sean’s mother, said in a press release, according to Daily Detroit. “We aim to boost graduation rates at the university by providing support to students facing hardship.”

By continuing the mission of assisting in the education, health, safety and well-being of the Detroit Area school aged youth through the Sean Anderson Foundation, Jacqueline Wilson, Wayne State’s first lady, stated, “with this gift, we will be able to help Wayne State students who are experiencing homelessness work toward a brighter future.”

To read more about Wayne State University’s HIGH Program click here.

If you would like to follow in Big Sean’s footsteps in becoming the one that changes the world within the HIGH Program, you can contact Jacqueline Wilson at jacquelinewilson@wayne.edu or the program office at wsuhighprogram@wayne.edu.

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Big Sean Is Donating $10,000 To The Kids Of Flint

downloadBig Sean has consistently been dedicated to both properly and proudly repping his hometown of Detroit and giving back to the Motor City. He’s done this with everything from consistent song shoutouts and naming a mixtape Detroit to building a studio at his high school alma mater and founding the Sean Anderson Foundation. But now he’s taking that commitment to Detroit’s neighbor.

Big Sean Opens Recording Studio At Old High School

Detroit Hip-Hop artist, Big Sean and his Sean Anderson foundation partnered with Adidas on something other than shoes in June 2015. He used his Adidas partnership to fulfill a promise to students at his alma mater, Cass Technical High School, in Detroit, MI.

Big Sean Teams Up With Donda’s House for Behind The Mic in Chicago

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On January 10, 2015 Big Sean’s Sean Anderson Foundation teamed up with nonprofit Donda’s House in Chicago at Chicago Cultural Center for an event called Behind The Mic with Big Sean. The event was hosted by Kevin Coval from Young Chicago Authors and Rhymefest from Donda’s House. Behind The Mic included performance from young artists from Chicago performing for Big Sean and an in depth discussion with Big Sean about his success, challenges in the business, and advice on the industry.

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Artists like Chance The Rapper dropped by to support the event and praised Big Sean for his sit down with the kids! The Chicago rapper posted on this on his instagram:

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“This man came to the city and sat down with the kids. I admire it so much. Please write an article about it, tweet about it talk about it. This is what we respect and expect. Thanks so much Big Sean, thank you Young Chicago Authors, thank you DONDA, thank you Rhymefest, thank you DLow, Thank you Chicago Cultural Center and thank you Free Spirit Media. #LongLiveTheYoung”

Check out video of Behind The Mic with Big Sean here.

Big Sean Gives Lucky Fan Chance to Win a Night at the MTV Music Awards #HHGB

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Big Sean’s, “Sean Anderson Foundation”, has teamed up with P Tones Records and launched a fundraising competition on www.Prizeo.com, to grant one lucky fan and supporter of the foundation to “Win a Night at the MTV Music Awards”.  Entrants only have to make a donation to the Sean Anderson Foundation by August 19th, 2013.  The proceeds will go to Sean Anderson Foundation to assist in funding bringing P Tones Records and their free afterschool recording studio music program to Detroit.

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The afterschool program allows students and interns the opportunity towards creating an album, mixtape, music videos, t-shirt, live concert.   Through partnerships with colleges, universities and music related companies, students who excel through P’Tones curriculum are recommended for internships and scholarships, where eligible.  PTones have established branches in Miami, Harlem and Washington D.C. .For more information on the PTones program, visit http://www.ptonesrecords.com/

To make a donation and enter the contest to “Win a Night at the MTV Music Awards”, log-on to prizeo.com/bigsean and donate by August 19th!

 

Source: www.blackcelebritygiving.com

Big Sean Starts Foundation To Support Detroit Youth

Detroit, Michigan emcee and DXnext alum Big Sean has launched the Sean Anderson Foundation this past week. The G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records artist’s non-profit will focus on improving the lives of youth in his hometown. At an area show, at Auburn Hills’ The Palace, Sean performed a show joined by mentor Kanye West, Common and J. Cole, among others. An announcement regarding the foundation was made during the concert.

“The mission of the Sean Anderson Foundation is to assist in the education, health, safety and well-being of Detroit area school-aged youth,” Big Sean said in a statement. “I want to use my awareness to improve the situations in our school systems in particular. Many schools in Detroit have been closing or are in danger of closing. My school played an integral part of making me the man I am today and without that education and extra care, I don’t know where I would be today. So, I just want to help support the well being of young people in anyway that I can.”

The Sean Anderson Foundation’s offices will be located in Detroit, and activities are run by the organization’s officers and board of directors appointed by Sean and his mother Myra Anderson who serves as the President.

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