T.I. is all about educating the kids. And he’s showing just how serious he is with his hefty donation. Go inside for the philanthropic deets, plus read Tip & Tiny’s sweet wedding anniversary messages inside….
Tip loves the kids…and education!
The Atlanta rapper teamed up with TIDAL for his “Money Talks Education” initiative to raise funds to help six education and employment programs that cater to the development of teens.
Back in May, TIDAL and T.I. announced the Money Talk and Education Challenge where young fans were encouraged to submit proposals that detail their plans to promote educational awareness within their communities through education based fundraising efforts.
Doing his part, T.I. revealed he would match the total amount of money raised. And he kept his promise.
Eighty six participants got involved for their chance to win the challenge that ran from May 4th through June 15th, according to a press release. The charities were able to raise over $46,000 and there were six finalists who topped the challenge. With Tip’s $35,000 plus the $45,600 raised by the charities, a total of $81,000+ was raised to go towards the TIDAL x Money Talks Education initiative. SWEET!
Below are the six finalists (via ESSENCE):
Fate Loves The Fearless— Education and mentorship program to help Detroit youths excel in school; funds raised will go toward the renovation of a new facility.
Shaw Inspires “Teen-Preneurs”— In-school, after-school, weekend and summer mentoring and leadership program for youth ages 11-25; funds raised will help the program expand to Baltimore and Charleston, South Carolina.
The Musicianship’s 2016 Summer Camp— Summer camp that provides music lessons for young people; funds will be used to buy instruments, supplies, support music instructors and provide a college scholarship.
Generation You Employed— Program that helps unemployed youths with skills and job readiness in five countries (Kenya, India, Spain, Mexico and the United States); it plans to train 1 million unemployed young people and place them in jobs by 2020; funds raised will go toward expanding into Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City.
Educate Me College Tour — Annual tour of historically black colleges and universities provides cultural and educational experiences that inspire students to examine concerns and personal interests during their college selection process.
Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) 25th Anniversary— The dropout prevention agency partners trained community volunteers with children in the Atlanta and Fulton County public school systems who are chronically absent from school and, as a result, either become involved in the juvenile court or referred for early intervention at the school level.
Love when our YBF celebs give back!
Speaking of Tip....
Can you believe six years have gone by since T.I. and Tiny Harris trekked down the aisle? We can't. Time is flying.
But it's nice to see the Harris Family is still intact through it all. Mr. and Mrs. Harris posted up sweet Happy Anniversary tributes to one another on their Instagram pages recently. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on July 30, 2010.
Peep their lovey dovey messages above and below.