Due to the educational breakthroughs of the Sean Anderson Foundation, Big Sean has been awarded with the key to Detroit.
More than 100 metro area students were on hand Saturday, as rap star Big Sean received a special honor in his hometown of Detroit.
The Grammy-nominated recording artist was presented an official Key to the City by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Saturday, April 1.
Duggan says he wanted to recognize Big Sean for encouraging kids to stay in school and pursue a higher education, and told him he is always welcome in the Motor City.
“Sean, this is your reminder that every time you leave Detroit, you can always bounce back,” Duggan said.
Big Sean also accepted a check for $110,000 from Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans. The money will help fund Big Sean’s “Mogul Prep” program, which help students explore career opportunities in the entertainment industry.
Sean said that his Mogul Prep curriculum, which teaches students about behind-the-scenes jobs in the music industry they can aspire to, will be implemented into the Detroit Public School system this fall.
Sean is the youngest person to receive the key to Detroit in city history, as he noted in a celebratory Instagram post.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, who has held the office since 2014, said Sean is the third person to whom he has presented the city’s key, following Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy.