Travis Scott has stepped up for his hometown of Houston in a major way.
The “Sicko Mode” rapper recently donated $100,000 to an after-school nonprofit called Workshop Houston in the city’s Third Ward. The organization was one of the groups who helped Scott put on a local festival last year called “Astroworld,” named after his current album.
It appears after working with Workshop Houston, Scott learned of their overall mission and like what he saw, leading him to make the huge donation.
In the beginning, Workshop Houston was a community bicycle shop that was started by four graduates of Oberlin College. Now, on it’s website, the organization is described as a “well-established youth development agency,” which offers classes in dance, music production, fashion and graphic design.
On May 17, the nonprofit will hold a drone racing competition at Space Center Houston.
The organization stresses entrepreneurship, as well as independence and some of the children in the program have reportedly started their own businesses already.
Jaime Herrero, who works with Workshop Houston, spoke of Scott’s sizable gift and said it came at a real time of need.
“It really couldn’t have come at a better time for us and so, it wasn’t quite a Christmas miracle, but it was a really great gift,” said Herrero.
The organization is now in its 15th year and just moved into a new $1.9 million facility. Scott has remained quiet about the donation and hasn’t made any announcements or posts about it.