Young Buck and 50
Cent recently announced two new grants that will be distributed by 50 Cent’s
Young Buck will donate $25,000 to the Nashville Alliance for
Public Education to support Advance Via Individual Determination (AVID), a nationwide
program aimed at helping aspiring college students.
"The Nashville Alliance for Public Education is proud to
accept this gift from The G-Unity Foundation to benefit a program which brings
out the best in students and helps close the achievement gap for low income
and disadvantaged youth," said Kay Simmons, Co-Executive Director of the
Nashville Alliance for Public Education. “This gift represents a statement
from G-Unit and Young Buck of the importance of education."
The G-Unity Foundation also donated a $100,000 grant to support
the relief efforts surrounding Hurricane Katrina.
50’s donation is going to Teach for America’s Houston
chapter. The national organization is comprised of recent college graduates
that commit to teaching for two years in urban and rural schools.
Teach For America recently organized a charter school for students
that were victims of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation.
“We are extremely grateful for the substantial gift from
The G-Unity Foundation, Inc.," said Ann Best, Teach For America-Houston
Executive Director. "This gift affords us the opportunity to do what we
are compelled to do, respond in crisis. Our displaced New Orleans corps members
are thrilled to have the opportunity to teach students who have evacuated from
The G-Unity foundation
donated grants to the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music, The Boys Choir of
Harlem Academy, Queensborough Community College, and the Compton Unified School