Big Sean spent a good chunk distributing backpacks to kids in a building normally reserved for a farmer’s market.
Several thousand students attended Detroit Public Schools’ back-to-school fair, where they could learn about careers, play games, do science experiments and more. The event was organized by new students at the Ross School of Business, who had just three days after arriving for their first semester to plan the event.
“DPS needs this more than anybody,” said Big Sean, who recently launched the Sean Anderson Foundation to help young people in Detroit. “Hopefully this is just the first of many events we can do to … help give back.”
“I wanted to make sure that when I looked back at my life I did something that I was proud of, that I left a legacy,” he added. “Of course I make a lot of fun music, all sorts of songs, but I’m definitely going to make songs to inspire, to do my part for the community, especially for the kids in Detroit.”