Months after the Astroworld Festival tragedy, Travis Scott has now launched his new philanthropic effort, “Project HEAL.” Taking to Instagram, the artist noted the project will serve to advocate for students, creatives, music fans, and concertgoers with an initial donation of $5 million USD.
$1 million USD of the donation will go to HBCU scholarships, continuing the Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund which provides financial support for Black students. Travis and his team aim to support at least 100 students, with the only requirement being that students must be seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
The other $4 million USD will be split between launching a free mental health program for children, led by Houston-based behavioral health expert, Dr. Janice Beal and expanding the Cactus Jack Foundation creative design program. The expansion will come in the form of the CACT.US Youth Design Center at TXRX Labs in Houston, Texas, a “nonprofit maker space for young artists, designers, tech innovators, including free studio space, workspace, tool spaces, job and apprenticeship training, youth education and events.”
Addressing what occurred at Astroworld Festival, Travis Scott is also set to donate to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Task Force on Event Safety. Advocating to ensure fans remain protected at concerts, the donation will look to fund maximum safety at large-scale events with a comprehensive report of recommendations.
Catch Travis Scott’s statement regarding the launch of Project HEAL and head over to heal-project.org to learn more about the initiative.
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