( 📸: Warner Records / Glitter Magazine )
Cousins! Saweetie has plans to kick off the new year giving back to the youth in an impactful way by providing financial education within a six week program!
Youth members ages 7 through 17 will be able to take part in the Icy Baby foundation based initiative where they will receive a debit card, financial literary resources and further informative tools about budgeting, saving and planning.
“I want to continue using my foundation and resources to financially empower young children and students, especially,’ says Saweetie within a forwarded statement.
“The long-term goal for the Icy Baby Foundation is to increase financial literacy amongst kids and propel them to brighter futures. My grandmother and I have worked on this for a few years so it’s exciting to finally implement this course and program for young people.”
According to Vibe magazine, Saweetie alongside her grandmother Roxanne Harper established the Icy Baby foundation in efforts birthing future entrepreneurs. While also providing financial education and access to resources for Black and Brown young women that reside within communities that are in need.
“Financial literacy is a systemic problem impacting the Black and Brown communities, especially in the lower economic demographic,’ Roxanne explained. ‘It is passed down through generations but can be broken with education and resources. We are trying to break that cycle through our Icy Baby Foundation.’
In partnership with GoalSetters, the Grammy award nominated rapper hosted her first event within the Elk Grove area of Sacramento, California in November and also in Oakland over the weekend on December 10th.
Attendees were able to enjoy food, music, gifts and prizes. They also tapped in on topics surrounding investing, smart spending, stocks, saving and growing their money, reads a description from the Icy Foundation’s site.
“We had 400 students at the Sacramento event, and almost 100 signed up for the six-week financial literacy course. Those students will receive a debit card with money and an additional fund per each class that they complete. We look forward to meeting the youth this Saturday. We will also have a kickoff event later this month in Las Vegas. Our goal is to reach as many young people as we can and educate them about financial literacy before they reach adulthood.”
The program is scheduled to begin next month, the first week of January. Cousins, you can discover further information at the official Icy Baby Foundation website.