Big Sean has always took pride in representing Detroit through his music, interviews, and any other chances he could get. He’s also acknowledged how bad his hometown is, but as his stardom continues to grow he’s looking for ways to help make it a better city. Through his Sean Anderson Foundation, he’s giving $25,000 to help fight college homelessness at Wayne State University.
The money will be going toward Wayne State’s HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program. “The funds will be used to provide short-term support to Wayne State students experiencing homelessness or precarious housing situations,” the press release reads.
“We see the HIGH Program as an important component of ensuring success at Wayne State, and we are proud to help strengthen its mission,” said Myra Anderson, Sean’s mother, who serves as president of the foundation. “We aim to boost graduation rates at the university by providing support to students facing hardship.”
The goal with the HIGH program, which was founded in 2013 by Jacqueline Wilson, is to provide a short-term assistance to those students facing homelessness in hopes that in return it helps them get the long-term stability to finish up school and start a career. You have to applaud Big Sean and his foundation was taking this step to make sure individuals are able to achieve the success they want without facing these sort of obstacles.
College homelessness is a rising issue in America. As of last July, through a study by FAFSA, over 58,000 students identify as being homeless.
More information on the HIGH program is on their website.
(Via Daily Detroit)