Rick Ross: rapper, executive, entrepreneur. Now he can add “philanthropist” to that list.
Ross revealed to gossip and entertainment website Bossip that he will team with Wingstop for their eponymous foundation, which grants scholarships to both its employees as well as young students within urban communities to continue their education after high school. The Wingstop Foundation will also contribute to various organizations that work to curb the student dropout rates in their locales with a multitude of programs, including education and mentoring.
While at a launch event for WIngstop’s new online store, Wingshop, Rick says, “To me, a company as huge as Wing Stop, we’ve seen so much success doing what we’re doing, let’s take it to the next level. Let’s make ourselves that much more a part of the community.”
“We see the drop out rates,” he continued. “We know what’s going on. So what’s the biggest thing that we could do? Wingstop as a company came together and put together an urban scholarship that’s for the underprivileged, that’s educationally based. That’s me talking to my audience. We need to hear this, and we need to bring all these ideas and concepts to the table and start as soon as possible.”
Rick loves the kids.