T.I.'s history of giving back is as long as his catalog of hits, and today it was announced that the Atlanta rapper will be matching the funds raised in the TIDAL X Money Talk Education Challenge and adding $35,000 to the donation total to boot. The challenge was started to help fund educational organizations or education initiatives, with the top five finalists entering a voting round.

More than $46,000 has been raised from all 86 submissions, and T.I. will match the funding for the six current finalists. Among them are, Fate Loves The Fearless, an education and mentorship program to help Detroit youth excel in school, Shaw Inspires “Teen-Preneurs,” an In-school, after school, weekend and summer mentoring and leadership program for youth ages 11-25, The Musicianship’s 2016 Summer Camp, a camp that provides music lessons for young people, Generation You Employed, a program that helps the unemployed youth with skills and job readiness in five countries,   Educate Me College Tour, where Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Tour provide cultural and educational experiences that inspire students and  Truancy Intervention Project, a drop-out prevention agency that partners trained community volunteers with children in the Atlanta and Fulton County Public School Systems.

For more information, visit the TIDAL X Money Talks webpage. T.I.'s previous charitable acts include visiting Atlanta Wal-Mart's and paying for Christmas gifts single mothers couldn't afford and launching a campaign to help homeless veterans. He as well as been active in the social movements to correct police brutality.

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