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50 Cent teams up with Houston mayor to offer paid internships to high schoolers

The new program will cater to students at Wheatley, Worthing and Kashmere High Schools.

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It’s only been a few days since 50 Cent moved to Houston, but he’s already making a positive impact on the lives of younger children in the area. On Monday (May 17), the Queens entrepreneur took to social media to announce a new program intended to assist students at three Houston high schools.

According to ABC13, 50 Cent’s G Unity Foundation donated $300,000 to the G-Star program — a partnership with Houston ISD and Horizon United — that will help students from Wheatley, Worthing and Kashmere High schools who are struggling academically.

The program will offer paid internships to students who will also have access to the newly-built G Unity Business Lab, KHOU 11 reported.

They will also have opportunities to learn from 50 Cent and other leaders in the business world.

“The kids that won’t listen to nobody, will listen to me, we come out of the same kinda confusion,” the emcee wrote alongside an Instagram post announcing the news. “This program is just gonna show them how to win.”

50 Cent’s program will also teach high schoolers business skills that are necessary to become an entrepreneur, per Click2Houston. The students will learn MBA-level courses that will take them through the process of creating a concept/product, brand marketing, creating a business plan and running a company.

“Over the past 20 years, I’ve been focused on academic enrichment projects and making donations to already exciting organizations that can execute it,” 50 Cent said in a statement. “Following COVID[-19], providing the opportunities and tools for people to make their path easier in entrepreneurship, it’s exciting to be a part of that. And a great way to start things in Houston. It’s three schools now, but it’s going to be a lot more. Watch me.”

As REVOLT previously reported, 50 Cent told fans that he moved to Houston and that he would “explain later.” At the time, many assumed it was for a new television show, but it may very well be because of his ventures with the Houston high schools.

“[50 Cent] is interested in investing in this city, creating jobs and supporting young people,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “In a short amount of time, [he] has made his presence known in Houston.”

Check out 50’s posts below.

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