Detroit rapper Big Sean is doing his part to help the youth in his hometown of Detroit, with the launch of a new non-profit organization.
Last night (December 1), Big Sean headlined at The Palace in Auburn Hills, where rappers like Kanye West, Common, J. Cole, Pusha-T, Mike Posner and Teyana Taylor joined him on stage.
Just before his show, the 24-year-old rapper announced the launch of the Sean Anderson Foundation, which is aimed at assisting school-aged children in Detroit.
“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 told AllHipHop.com in a statement released today (December 2). “I want to use my awareness to improve the situations in our school systems in particular.”
The Sean Anderson Foundation will be headquartered in Detroit and will be run by Big Sean’s mother Myra Anderson, who will serve as president, while a Board of Directors that will be appointed by the pair.
Big Sean, who attended the Waldorf School in Detroit, noted that many of the public school systems were closing, leaving few options for teens to pursue higher education.
“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,” Big Sean said. “So, I just want to help support the well being of young people in anyway that I can.”
The news comes as Big Sean prepares to release his upcoming album Hall of Fame, which is due in stores in Spring 2013 on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music, which is distributed by Def Jam.