Travis Scott Announces Project HEAL
| LAST UPDATE 03/13/2022
Travis Scott has just announced his newest philanthropic endeavor, an initiative aiming to address safety challenges at large-scale events. After the Astroworld tragedy last year, Scott has kept it pretty low-key and finally emerged to explain his newest Project HEAL. Here's what we know so far.
Scott took to his Instagram to explain Project HEAL, the four initiatives it will aim to cover, and where one can learn more information about it. For starters, the rapper has already donated $5 million to begin supporting the community-based initiatives. Scott said that since 10 of his fans passed away during his concert in Houston, he's taken time to "grieve, reflect and do my part to heal my community," and in doing so, Project HEAL was born. "My team and I created Project HEAL to take much-needed action towards supporting real solutions that make all events the safest spaces they can possibly be. I will always honor the victims of the Astroworld tragedy who remain in my heart forever," he added on an Instagram post. Many fellow celebrities and fans commented hearts on his Instagram post supporting him and his new philanthropic initiative.
Project HEAL will begin with four major initiatives. The first initiative will donate $1 million in scholarships under the Waymon Webster Scholarship at Historically Black Colleges and Universities to support at least 100 students with funding. The second part of Project HEAL will expand the CACT.US Youth Design Center, which is a "nonprofit makerspace for young artists, designers, tech innovators, including free studio space, workspace, tool spaces, job and apprenticeship training, youth education and events," in Houston, according to a press release. The third tear of Scott's foundation will focus on providing mental health resources to young people, and the fourth initiative will address safety challenges for large-scale live events.
Travis Scott created his Cactus Jack Foundation to "empower and enrich the lives of youth by providing access to education and creative resources to ensure long term success," according to the foundations' website. The first part of the Cactus Jack Foundation was the launch of the Waymon Webster Scholarship for HBCU. Make sure to check out Scott's Instagram for more details on his latest project.