50 Cent Commits $600K for Education Program in Houston Schools


50 Cent had fans talking about his recent move to Houston, Texas. But one of 50’s most impactful gesture came from what he did for the teenagers in Houston. On May 17, 50 Cent announced that he has joined forces with Houston mayor Sylvester Turner for an educational program intended to assist three local high schools with low academic performance.

“The kids that won’t listen to nobody, will listen to me, we come out of the same kinda confusion,” 50 wrote in the caption of one of his three posts. “This program is just gonna show them how to win.”


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For the program, 50 Cent committed $600,000 in a partnership with Houston ISD, Horizon United and the G-Unity Foundation that will fund the new G-Star program at Wheatley, Worthing, and Kashmere high schools in Houston. 50’s program intends to help students at these three schools learn various business skills that focus on entrepreneurship while providing the teens with lessons at the College Masters level.

50’s educational program has been in development for over two years. Despite only starting in three schools, the multi-platinum rapper aims to have the program open up in schools all across the country.

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