Hip-Hop artist David Banner sent 80 children from the Stewpot Neighborhood Children’s program in Jackson, Mississippi on an all expense paid trip to Six Flags over Georgia today (July 20).
The rapper provided a bus, food, t-shirts and admission to the park on the annual excursion, which he has been sponsoring since 2005, with the intention of exposing the youth to different environments.
The children that we serve at Stewpot would not normally be able to go on an ‘out of town’ trip,” said Stewpot Community Services Counselor, Sherry Adams. “Most of the kids in the community have not been out of Mississippi. Because of Banner’s love for our community, he makes it possible for our kids to travel outside of Mississippi, on a fun and exciting summer trip every year. David made it all possible because these kids don’t have to pay a dime.
Stewpot Neighborhood Children’s program offers an after-school program and summer camp to over 200 at-risk youth from Mississippi.
The program focuses on providing children safe havens after school and during the summer, while offering educational help, self-esteem building and positive role models.
David Banner is currently putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album The Greatest Story Ever Told, which is slated to be released in October.