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Travis Scott pledges $5 million in community-focused initiatives

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Through his new HEAL project – a long-term series of philanthropy and investment efforts –Travis Scott pledged the colossal sum of $5 million in community-focused initiatives.

The program just kicked off today with $1 million scholarships for students at historically black colleges and universities. Backed by the ‘Portland’ rapper, the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund will provide $10,000 grants to seniors with GPAs of at least 3.5 who are at risk of not graduating due to financial hardship . Scholarship will help 100 students cross the finish line and earn degreesaccording to the press release.

“My grandfather was an educator who made a difference in thousands of young lives throughout his life,” Scott said in a statement. “He has a major influence on me and countless otherswhose dreams he believed in, whose hopes he invested and whose future he made great.

He continued, “It is in his spirit that we create projects and programs that will look to the future of our communities and create hope and excellence in as many lives as possible.

As for the rest of Travis’ engagement, future plans for Project Heal include addressing the mental health crisis through digital counseling and helplines, led by Dr. Janice Beal.

According to the press release, the initiative also plans to expand Scott’s CACT.US Youth Design Center at TXRX Labs in Houston, a nonprofit creative space for budding artists, designers and tech innovators, as well as to fund the previously announced United States Conference of Mayors Task Force. on event security and a technology-driven device that will address security at large-scale live events.

Sure, Scott’s philanthropic push comes four months after his tragic Astroworld Festival, which left 10 people dead and hundreds injured. Following the incident, Travis canceled several concert appearances and delayed his next album, remaining silent ever since.

While nothing will bring back the lives lost during his festival, giving back to the same community he hurt is definitely a good start.