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The ‘Cactus Jack Foundation’ by Travis Scott backs incoming youth with scholarships and fashion programs.
The rapper and philanthropist launched the Cactus Jack Foundation to help incoming HBCU students. According to the Vogue article, the foundation named after Travis’s grandfather will also partner with The New School at Parsons School of Design. The program will launch and support a fashion program. The foundation will focus on providing scholarships and creative mentorship to incoming students. According to the press release by Cactus Jack Foundation, it will also focus on working on the Cactus Jack Gardens. Cactus Jack Gardens is a community garden initiative across elementary schools where students will learn agricultural economics and nutritional skills in an effort to combat food insecurity.
One can infer that his recent partnership with McDonald’s has inspired him to create a self-sustaining space like his confidante, Kanye West. The article with Vogue also states that Travis Scott will launch a series of health programs with various elementary schools’ that will target its agricultural and nutrition programs.
Travis highlighted the mission on Twitter earlier today;
Think it’s important we use the opportunity’s giving to us to help those who got that same passion to go hard in life.
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 18, 2020
The Vogue press release also revealed that the rapper turn philanthropist has also been working with the non-profit program My Brother’s Keeper. A statement with Travis states that “Working with the college and non-profit My Brother’s Keeper, Scott will provide what he calls, ‘an authentic fashion design program’ to high schoolers interested in the field,”[bctt tweet=”The ‘Cactus Jack Foundation’ by Travis Scott backs incoming youth with scholarships and fashion programs.” via=”no”]