The Kanye West Foundation, created by Kanye’s late mother Donda West, is all about keeping kids in school. As an incentive to keep kids in school, they are given this ultimatum: if they improve their grades, attendance, and behavior they are offered free tickets to see Kanye West perform at the Chicago Theatre at the end of the school year. Last year more than 2,500 students improved their grades and attendance and were able to see Kanye perform live in a televised concert (broadcasted on FuseTV) in their honor. Currently the Foundation focuses on public high schools in Chicago, Kanye’s hometown.
This trailer promotes the second annual performance by Kanye. Ever since his “imma let you finish but” incident with Taylor Swift, Kanye has ducked out of the limelight and into the studio. He’s currently working on his next album rumored to be called Good Ass Job. With the goal of diminishing student dropouts in the Chicago area, his foundation spreads a good message that hopefully resonates with the rest of the nation. Thing is, he might just have to go on a nationwide Foundation tour to give more kids the incentive to stay in school and improve themselves. Or you can just be really smart and set goals for yourself, then watch the performance when it airs on FuseTV this June.