Travis Scott has launched a philanthropic program to support marginalized and at-risk youth, called Project Heal, which has four main goals.
The first initiative funnels $1 million into the Waymom Webster Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarship fund, which will provide a $10,000 scholarship to second semester seniors who many not graduate from their HBCU due to financial issues.
Scott said in a statement, “My grandfather was an educator who made a difference in thousands of young lives throughout his life. He is a major influence on me and countless others, whose dreams he believed in, whose hopes he invested in, and whose futures he made big. It’s in his spirit that we are creating projects and programs that will look to the future of our communities and create hope and excellence in as many lives as possible.”
The rapper also plans to expand his CACT.US Youth Design Center in Houston Texas. The center, which opened in November 2021, serves hundreds of middle and high school students learning about design and engineering.
The third initiative will address youth mental health issues by pledging to fund digital counseling and phone hotlines with a program lead by Houston-based behavioral health expert Dr. Janice Beal, Billboard reports.
The last goal for Project Heal is to donate to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Task Force on Event Safety and create tech-driven solutions for event safety, according to Complex.
These philanthropic plans comes four months after Scott’s tragic Astroworld festival.
In an Instagram post detailing the project’s launch, Travis wrote that he and his team needed to “take much needed action towards supporting real solutions that make all events the safest spaces they can possibly be.” He then wrote that he would always honor and remember the Astroworld victims.
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