Travis Scott has launched his own charity company, Cactus Jack Foundation. Partnering with Parsons School of Design and HBCU, the foundation is looking to offer scholarships and creative programs.
Scott has already hand-picked the initial round of students for the scholarships which will cover a student’s tuition fees until the end of the next academic year (2020-2021). “Waymon Webster was a Dean of the Prairie View A&M graduate school,” said Scott in a press release. “My grandfather wanted me to take it all the way through college, I feel there is a power in education so to be able to give someone the opportunity to fulfill that dream as my papa thought for me is amazing.”
“Parsons is proud to partner with Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation to bring fashion education to high school students who have traditionally been underrepresented in creative disciplines,” said Rachel Schreiber, executive dean of The New School’s Parsons School of Design, about the partnership, which is looking to bring a new fashion design program to Houston high schoolers. “Parsons and Travis Scott share a deep commitment to educating young designers who are just beginning their exploration of fashion and design. We are excited to collaborate with the Cactus Jack Foundation to offer this immersive course led by Parsons award-winning faculty.”