Six different non-profit organizations will receive funds from Atlanta rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris.
The Roc Nation affiliate partnered with Tidal for the TIDAL X Money Talk Education Challenge.
Numerous contestants submitted proposals for education-based fundraisers. As a result, the campaign collected more than $46,000 from 86 submissions.
T.I. will match funding for the 6 finalists.
The Grand Hustle boss is adding $35,000 to the donation total of the following groups:
Fate Loves The Fearless
Education and mentorship program to help Detroit youth excel in school; funds raised will go towards 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.
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 the unemployed youth with skills and job readiness in five countries (Kenya, India, Spain, Mexico and the United States); they plan to train one million unemployed young people and place them in jobs by 2020; funds raised will go towards expanding into Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City.
Educate Me College Tour
Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Tour 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 drop-out 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 are referred for early intervention at the school level.
For more information about all of the contestants’ projects visit www.crowdrise.com.