Travis Scott is giving back to the people.
Just moments ago, the Houston rapper announced the launch of his Cactus Jack Foundation—a charitable organization whose mission is to “empower and enrich the lives of youth by providing access to education and creative resources to ensure long term success.”
The Cactus Jack foundation has entered a multi-year partnership with the New School’s Parsons School of Design along with the city of Houston. Working together they’ve created an “unprecedented authentic fashion design program” that will bring Parson’s curriculum to Houston, providing design education to the city’s youth.
In addition to that, they’ve also announced the Waymon Webster Scholarship program named after Travis’ grandfather.
“Waymon Webster was a Dean of the Prairie View A&M graduate school. My grandfather wanted me to take it all the way through college, I feel there is a power in education so to be able to give someone the opportunity to fulfill that dream as my papa thought for me is amazing.” – Travis Scott
The program will cover select HBCU students’ tuition for the 2020-21 year. The first round of scholarship recipients were chosen by Travis himself.
Last but not least, Travis and company have also created the Cactus Jack Gardens, which will be a community garden aiming to educate elementary students on agricultural economics and nutritional skills in an effort to combat food insecurity.