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T.I. Partners With Tidal to Raise More Than 80K for Education Initiatives

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Rapper-actor Tip “T.I.” Harris announced a partnership with Tidal in May to promote community education initiatives. Yesterday, he announced he was inspired to match funds for finalists in the TIDAL X Money Talk Education Challenge. The campaign is a call to find and support several different non-profit organisations to earn fans votes. Then, T.I. will donate funds based on the final order.

The website states five proposals are sought but in the announcement on T.I.’s Instagram page, six finalists are listed:  Fate Loves The Fearless, Shaw Inspires “Teen-Preneurs”, The Musicianship’s 2016 Summer Camp, Generation – You Employed, Educate Me College Tour, and Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) 25th Anniversary.

“You guys have inspired me to match funds for ALL 6 of your education initiatives!” the MC wrote. “Thanks for voting, entering & committing to improving education within your communities!”

According to a TIDAL press release, 86 teams submitted proposals to the challenge, raising nearly $46,700 so far. Tip is set to give $35,000 to match bringing the total close to $81,700 in earnings.

Each finalist is dedicated to launching education initiatives in a unique fashion. Fate Loves The Fearless is and educational mentorship program helping Detroit youth shine in school. Generation – You Employed helps prepare unemployed youth for jobs in Kenya, India, Spain, Mexico and the United States. Educate Me College Tour provides annual college tours on HBCU campuses to encourage students to review their needs and concerns before attending. Musicianship’s Camp is a summer camp that provides youth music lessons. Shaw Inspires “Teen-Preneurs” is a mentoring and leadership program for people ages 11 to 25. Enrollment is provided in-school, after school, on weekends and during the summer. The Truancy Intervention Project is a drop-out prevention agency that pairs community professionals with Atlanta-area children who are chronically absent from schools. Their absence usually causes them to end up in juvenile court.

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