Big Sean gives back
Rapper Big Sean, real name Sean Anderson, is using his fame to give back to the city that made him such a success. BET reports Anderson is creating a new charity in his home city of Detroit that will focus on helping disadvantaged children and teens succeed.
The charity, The Sean Anderson Foundation, will be run in Detroit by Anderson's mother, Myra, along with a board of directors. Anderson announced his new endeavor during a homecoming concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills on December 1, The Detroit News reports.
"The mission of the Sean Anderson Foundation is to assist in the education, health, safety and well-being of Detroit area school-aged youth," Anderson 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 any way that I can."
Anderson hopes the charity will not only offer Detroit youth a bright future, but will also help to rebuild the city for the better.
Do you think Anderson's charity will succeed? Do you think more rappers and entertainers should follow suit?