Detroit, MI – Big Sean and his Sean Anderson Foundation brought the second annual DONWeekend celebration, featuring a free block party and a mental health panel, to Detroit Saturday (August 17), and Sunday (August 18).
Today was one of the most bossed up things we ever did! Threw a block party w/ free rides, food n everything BUT also had rooms where we introduced people n kids to yoga, self healing, computer coding/engineering, Music programs n lighting and more right in our hood! #DONweekend pic.twitter.com/LQDaxYXVZf
— Sean Don (@BigSean) August 18, 2019
In addition to gifting the children and people of his community with free carnival rides, and haircuts, the “Single Again” rapper also donated a $100,000 studio to the Dauch Boys & Girls Club.
The Sean Anderson Foundation shared video highlights capturing the unveiling of the new content and production studio that was christened by the performance of students from the Midwest artist development company Star Factory.
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We know several THOUSAND people came through to the @bgcsem for #DONWeekend, but you didn’t think we were going to not share the awesomeness with everyone who couldn’t attend did you?! We are going through so much beautiful footage, and we decided to start sharing some highlights from the weekend! This footage was captured on Day 1, during the unveiling of the @SeanAndersonOrg Content & Production Studio, with students from @starfactoryad performing! The heartwarming hug is @BigSean connecting with Michigan’s Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist! Thank you to @shotsbyabro and @lancealyas for 📸 filming on behalf of the @SeanAndersonOrg! • #DONWeekend #neishaneshae #DetroitOnNOW #DONWeekend2019 #DetroitMI #DetroitMichigan #BigSean #SeanAndersonFoundation #nonprofit #givingback #education #charity #mentorship #internship #SeanAnderson #drmichaelericdyson #michaelericdyson #myraanderson #askdrjess #drjess #shakasenghor
Sean reflected on the event with a series of photos in an Instagram post on Saturday (August 17).
“Went and threw the most legendary Block Party! Free hair braiding n cuts, rides, food, etc. but what’s fire is we introduced kids/grown folk to self-healing, coding, music/engineering lighting programs, yoga, and more, right in my old neighborhood where they never get anything like this n need the inspiration n our guidance the most. All King’s n Queens” he wrote in the post caption.
” It’s our 2nd year doing it and I intend to do it every year til I die and even after that. ”
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Went and threw the most legendary Block Party! Free hair braiding n cuts, rides, food, etc. but what’s fire is we introduced kids/grown folk to self healing, coding, music/engineering lighting programs, yoga, and more. right in my old neighborhood where they never get anything like this n need the inspiration n our guidance the most. All King’s n Queens 👑. It’s our 2nd year doing it and I intend to do it every year til I die and even after that. Mental health panel tomorrow
Sean Don has been making a serious effort to put on for the D since publicly sharing his triumph over depression earlier this year.
The 31-year-old rap star recently announced his plans to return to his roots on his forthcoming album Don Life, and linked with fellow hometown hero Kash Doll in the video for her track “Ready Set.”