Thursday, July 10, 2008

RAPPER PLIES LAUNCHES NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION & SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTS.


Just when you thought all rappers were out there to get theirs, you read something like this: Bust it Baby rapper Plies has announced the launch of his non-profit organization, Big Gates and Plies Power Of Visions Foundation, Inc., as well as a scholarship program, the Somebody Loves You Scholarship Fund. Big Gates and Plies Power Of Visions will provide funding for legal representation and aid to needy individuals, specifically those who are incarcerated, with the goal of promoting a more functional, productive, and just community. The organization will also provide educational forums, classes, workshops, trainings, opportunities, and other charitable activities aimed at individuals in the community, in particular focusing on rehabilitation.

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In addition, Big Gates and Plies Power Of Visions will focus on promoting activities for youth and minorities, including education, mentorship, cultural experiences, and preventative measures aimed at combating incarceration in Tampa and Ft. Myers, Florida areas. The organization's first effort will be the Somebody Loves You Scholarship Fund 2008, named after the song Somebody (Loves You from his current album, Definition of Real. he money will go specifically to students attending an accredited college or university, who have a parent that is presently incarcerated and who is financially disadvantaged. The scholarship is open to students who are currently enrolled or who will be entering school this fall. Two scholarships will be awarded - to one male and one female - in the amount of $5000 each.

I'm just happy I was able to find a picture of dude with his mouth closed....

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