A proud son of Detroit, Big Sean is giving back to his hometown in a major way with a new charity geared toward assisting disadvantaged youth. The Sean Anderson Foundation will make its headquarters in the Michigan metropolis and be run by Sean's mother, Myra Anderson, along with a to-be-appointed board of directors.
"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 any way that I can."
Sean first announced the foundation at a recent show in Auburn Hills where he was accompanied by close friends and collaborators Kanye West, Common and J. Cole. All three artists have impressive philanthropic track records of their own, although West closed his own namesake foundation last year.
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