Rapper Big Sean recently hooked up some lucky kids in his hometown of Detroit during the second annual D.O.N. weekend block party to Detroit’s west-side Sandy Dauch Boys and Girls Club. The two-day event included live music, carnival rides, free haircuts and hair braiding, food trucks, games, a mental health panel. The community already appreciated the event but also was surprised with the unveiling of the Sean Anderson Foundation Content & Production Studio to the Boys and Girls Club. The Sean Anderson Foundation is Big Sean’s foundation in which they try to help and assist in the education, health, safety and well-being of primary through college aged youth in underserved communities across the country.
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With the help of a $100,000 grant from the foundation, the state of the art facility will be available to students and adults. The space includes three video edit bays, an audio-mixing console and the availability to host intimate live performances, movie nights, and classes on topics such as screenwriting says Shawn Wilson, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. “He could have taken this give-back weekend downtown or midtown, but he chose to bring it to this west-side community,” Wilson said. “It means more to us and these children, who asked me ‘is Sean really coming’ they can;t fathom he’s coming to their neighborhood.”
The D.O.N. weekend definitely ended on a positive note, leaving the community of Detroit resources to uplift their youth and handle mental health in a proactive way.
By Amaris Edwards, Senior, Brooks College Prep
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