CAPE COD, Mass., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent and his G-Unity Foundation donated $70,000 in scholarship money to the Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts in Cape Cod, Mass.
The gift will fund camp stays for 50 disadvantaged young people from the New York neighborhood where 50 -- aka Curtis James Jackson III -- grew up, AllHipHop.com reported Tuesday.
The G-Unity Foundation was started by the rapper to provide grants for nonprofit groups working to improve the quality of life for low-income and underserved communities.
Jackson said he chose the camp because of the programs it offers such as
improvisational acting, blues performance, dance, musical theater/choral singing, set design, juggling, drumming and music video production.
The campers "performed a great show for me," he said of a recent visit to Summer Stars. "It was exciting and rewarding to interact with them and give them an opportunity to showcase their talent."