By Georgette Pierre
With Detroit on his back, Big Sean announced the launch of his non-profit Sean Anderson Foundation during a headlining performance in his beloved city this past weekend. He announced the good news right before he brought out surprise special guests Kanye West, Pusha T, Common, J. Cole, and more.
Growing up in the Motor City, the 24-year-old rapper honed his skills at young age while attending the Waldorf School, which played an integral part of who he is today. With the success he’s achieved thus far, Big Sean felt a responsibility to give back to his city that made him.
“I want to use my awareness to improve the situations in our school systems in particular,” he said in a statement. “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 anyway that I can.”
The Sean Anderson Foundation’s mission is to assist Detroit school-aged youth in health, safety, education, and well being. His mother, Myra Anderson, will serve as president of the organization.
The G.O.O.D. Music rapper graces the double cover of XXL’s December/January issue, which also features Chris Brown. In the interview, Big Sean talks about his success, how he still remains grounded, and the release of his upcoming sophomore album, Hall of Fame: Memoirs of a Detroit Player, set for an early 2013 release.