Rapper 50 Cent Teams Up With Houston ISD To Offer Paid Internships To Students – fr

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Rapper 50 Cent Teams Up With Houston ISD To Offer Paid Internships To Students – fr


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Mayor Sylvester Turner announced at a press conference Monday celebrity rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s donation of $ 300,000 for a business-ready program at three HISD high schools that historically have academically underperformed.SEE RELATED STORY: Houston Area Districts With High Percentage of Virtual Learners Still Having the Most Difficulty
The rapper announced his partnership with Houston ISD, Horizon United and the G-Unity Foundation to launch the inaugural G-Star program at Wheatley, Worthing and Kashmere High Schools. “I am honored to be your mayor,” said Turner, welcoming the philanthropist’s move to town.

In December, 50 Cent donated thousands of dollars in Christmas presents for the passed out children at the Toyota Center.

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Now he is focused on building and donating to rewarding college programs. “These programs are really going to get people excited to learn again after everything that is going on,” the rapper said, referring to the difficult year many have had due to COVID-19.

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The program will also provide students with paid internships and opportunities to connect with business leaders and 50 Cent itself, according to the district.

“A quality education is one of the best tools we can offer students for success in the classroom and in their future professional careers,” said Turner.

Students from all three schools will also have access to the G-Unity Business Lab, where 50 Cent will mentor student entrepreneurs and help build the next generation of minority-owned businesses in the city.

“We want to create additional opportunities for young people who will be the scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers of the future,” Turner said.

The rapper said he hopes the shows only grow from here.

“There are three schools now, but it’s going to be a lot more, look at me,” he said.

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