KHALID AND HIS MOTHER TEAM UP TO CREATE A FOUNDATION
DEDICATED TO CREATING AN INCLUSIVE ATMOSPHERE FOR KIDS IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
- Genre : More Music
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Mon, 03 Jun 2019
Last month, multi-platinum selling artist and global superstar, Khalid, teamed up with his mother, Linda Wolfe, to proudly launch The Great Khalid Foundation in El Paso, TX. With plans to expand nationally, The Foundation is dedicated to creating an atmosphere of support and freedom for kids to dream BIG! The Great Khalid Foundation’s Performing Arts Scholarship Program presented three $10,000 scholarships to local El Paso high school seniors who are pursuing a performing arts degree. The three winners are – Haile Chavira, Celeste Barron and Steven Phan.
The Foundation’s goal is to invest in the community’s children and their future. Partnering with music education programs in schools, scholarship awards for high school seniors, community partnerships and gift giveaways to celebrate important milestones in a child’s life like Christmas, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. It’s a lifelong dream for Khalid to create more opportunities for students to study performing arts and the Scholarship Program supports that vision.
“I created a foundation that supports music & schools in underserved communities. It starts in El Paso and my goal is to provide resources and help bridge education and prominent music programs in the city.” said Khalid
“We are excited that our first initiative as a formal organization is providing educational support for talented students in our community that dream of sharing their gifts with the world,” said Executive Director Linda Wolfe, “it’s an honor to be a part of their journey as artists.”
About The Great Khalid Foundation
The Great Khalid Foundation is committed to impacting the lives of children by alleviating a burden of need. “We are reaching out when it matters most, when a supportive gesture can make all the difference. We believe that the power of music not only has the ability to build confidence and camaraderie, we believe that it positively impacts social change for children, families and communities.” The programs within the Foundation support innovation and education. Visit The Great Khalid Foundation website for further information and help spread the word.
Upcoming initiatives include Father’s Day with local Big Brothers Big Sisters and Boys & Girls Club. Also, a city-wide Back to School Drive starting in late July. You can get involved by working with the foundation to host a fundraiser that will continue to support the organization’s ongoing programs. The fundraisers are not just local. The opportunity to help out is open nationwide. The Great Khalid Foundation is accepting donations soon, visit The Great Khalid Foundation for opportunities to give.