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Big Sean Sets Up Initiative To Combat College Homelessness In Detroit

Ralph Bristout

 // Jun 14, 2016

Carlo Cruz // Red Bull Sound Select / Content Pool

With the United States being one of the most expensive countries in the world to get a college education, the stress behind graduating as well as making it out in the world to make a living is constantly at an all-time high. Aware of this, Big Sean is stepping up, in a big way, to make a change in his native of Detroit.

Through his Sean Anderson Foundation, as confirmed by Wayne State University, Sean has donated $25,000 toward establishing an endowment for the institution's HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program. Founded in 2013, the program was built to address student homelessness at Wayne State University and guide "financially stressed students at Wayne State University [to] reach their goal to graduate." The funds will be put to use by providing short-term support to students experiencing homelessness and any other unstable housing situations.

"We see the HIGH Program as an important component of ensuring success at Wayne State, and we are proud to help strengthen its mission," said Myra Anderson, Sean's mother, president of the foundation in a statement to Daily Detroit. "We aim to boost graduation rates at the university by providing support to students facing hardship."

More information about the HIGH Program can be found here.

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