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Big Sean Donates $25,000 to Aid Homeless Detroit Students

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Big Sean’s history of charitable acts, particularly for his own community of Detroit, has been long-running, with the rapper raising over $50,000 this past February for the victims of the Flint water crisis. Now, the Huffington Post is reporting that Sean’s Sean Anderson Foundation has donated $25,000 to Wayne State University’s HIGH or Helping Individuals Go Higher program in an effort to provide short term support to students who struggle to balance their University studies with food, shelter and childcare needs.

“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 Sean Anderson Foundation and Sean’s mother, said in a press release. “We aim to boost graduation rates at the university by providing support to students facing hardship.”

The program was founded in 2013 by Wayne State’s first lady Jacqueline Wilson, who said in the same press release that the Foundation’s contribution shows their “commitment to assisting those in need,” later adding, “With this gift, we will be able to help Wayne State students who are experiencing homelessness work toward a brighter future.”

For more information visit the webpage for Wayne State University’s HIGH program, which aims to provide students with financial and education assistance and return participants to long-term stability. A major salute goes out to Sean and his Foundation for all of their continued efforts.

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