Since stepping foot onto the rap scene, Megan Thee Stallion has held a hot streak of big career wins.
The Houston rapper has shared a track with Beyoncé and is a three-time Grammy award winner. However, she’s recently launched what she describes as “one of the most significant endeavors that I’ll ever be part of in my career.”
To bring in her 27th birthday, Megan has launched a new nonprofit organization, The Pete and Thomas Foundation, in honor of her late parents — Holly Thomas and Joseph Pete Jr. — People reports.
The Pete and Thomas Foundation
The foundation’s efforts will scale across education, housing, and health and wellness, according to a press release.
Its initiatives will include scholarships for students in marginalized communities, housing for people affected by financial emergencies and natural disasters, support for cancer care, mental health and food insecurity, and more.
“My family raised me to help others and give back, so I’m incredibly proud to be in a position to accomplish that goal,” Megan shared in a statement, according to the outlet. “I have a responsibility to use my platform to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those who may not have access to resources and support services.”
With her latest lap around the sun, Megan is also set to surprise a senior citizen, a student, and a cancer survivor with financial assistance, People also reports.
Creating Jobs For HBCU Grads
Despite her super busy life as an artist and businesswoman, Megan still always finds time to lend a helping hand.
The Texas Southern University alumna is working to open an assisted living facility, where she aims to help Historically Black College and University graduates land jobs post-grad, as previously reported by AfroTech.
After seeing college graduates not be able to pursue a career in their respective fields due to a lack of experience, it inspired Megan to help break down that door of opportunity.
“Come and get your experience over here,” she told Glamour in November 2021. “Generations taking care of generations, making people feel like they are still at home, still with their families.”