Rapper Big Sean continues annual tradition of handing out 1,000 backpacks at Detroit school

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Rapper Big Sean is visiting Carleton Elementary School and the Blackwell Institute today. Both schools are part of the Detroit Public Schools system.

His visit is part of an annual tradition that the rapper started to give back to DPS.

His mother Myra Anderson is the President of the Sean Anderson Foundation. Every year they aim to provide 1,000 backpacks to students in the Detroit Public Schools. Today ,they'll not only hand out backpacks but books and much needed school supplies.

The much needed back-to-school supplies were donated, in part, by the Office Depot foundation - to be handed out by the rapper and his mother.

As part of today's festivities at both schools, kids and their parents will get the chance to hear both the rapper and his mom speak on behalf of the district's "See it, Believe it" campaign. The campaign is aimed at retaining the current student population and increasing enrollment numbers.

The Big Sean Foundation was started by Grammy Award-winning entertainer and rapper, and Detroit native, "Big Sean" Anderson. The non-profit organization is dedicated to helping education, health, safety and well being of Detroit area kids.

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