G-Unity Foundation Awards $70,000 Grant to Area Youth

The

Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts will get 50 new attendees, courtesy

of rapper 50 Cent and his G-Unity Foundation.The

foundation, which provides grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on improving

the quality of life for low-income and under served communities, awarded a $70,000

grant to youth from Jamaica, Queens and surrounding areas in order for them to

attend the camp.The

Cape Cod, Massachusetts-based camp was specifically chosen by 50 Cent because

of the opportunity it provides to deserving youth to explore and develop their

creative abilities while offering small group programs in improvisational acting,

blues performance, dance, musical theater/choral singing, set design, juggling,

drumming and music video production.The

rapper recently visited the camp, where he spent time with campers and gave a

motivational speech."These

kids performed a great show for me" 50 said of the experience. "It was

exciting and rewarding to interact with them and give them an opportunity to showcase

their talent."Despite

his good will, 50 remains mired in controversy. In August, the rapper was sued

for allegedly injuring two females at a Springfield, Mass. Concert. According

to reports, the incident occurred when 50 jumped off stage, into the crowd, as

he searched for an individual who sprayed him with water while performing.

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