Young Buck, 50 Cent Make Substantial Donations For Education

Young Buck and 50

Cent recently announced two new grants that will be distributed by 50 Cent’s

G-Unity Foundation.

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

New Orleans.”

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