In late 2021, rapper Saweetie was offered a guest lecturer position at her alma mater, the University of Southern California.
AllHipHop reported that she was hired to teach a Business Feasibility and Introductory (VFVI) course at the USC Marshall School of Business.
Now the leaderboard is bringing those lessons to youngsters who can’t afford a $65,000 experience at a top-notch school.
Earlier in the year, the “Icy Girl” founded the Icy Baby Foundation with Roxanne Glass, her grandmother. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the two wanted to give back to young people within POC communities with philanthropic outreach, designing grounded programs to help others learn the skill of “stepping up”.
The foundation launches a financial education program for underserved youth.
“The reason I’m so sensitive to this is because I need help myself. It’s not enough to put money in the savings account – especially not enough to create a generational wealth for you, your family or your children,” the rapper said. Charm.
“It’s important that we educate these young children so that it’s something that’s instilled in their minds, so it’s not something they’re trying to figure out as an adult,” Saweetie said.
Discussing why she chose to work with her grandmother over some of the other nonprofits that already existed, the star said she “got tired of giving lots of money to other people. foundations, not knowing what they did with the money” and “I trust my grandmother.”
“As a child, I watched my grandmother give back, I watched her go to high schools, I watched her go to other churches, I watched her go to other people, pray for them, give to them,” said she explained. “Raising those like me has been important my whole life since I was a little girl. Because I would be right there next to my grandmother helping others.
Her grandmother Roxanne Glass was a former Miss Black Nebraska. She was committed to service, helping others both as a crown winner and as a community advocate.
Click here for more information about the foundation and its charitable and programming efforts.