Travis Scott is having quite the week in the city of Houston. As the rapper prepares for his Astroworld Festival, he’s also making time to give back through his Cactus Jack Foundation.
In conjunction with Houston Independent School District, the rapper unveiled Cactus Jack Gardens at Young Elementary School Wednesday, Nov. 3, Houston Chronicle reported. According to the Cactus Jack Foundation’s website, the garden aims to provide students “agricultural, economics, and nutritional skills to combat food insecurity.” Students will have a gateway to dive into food, nutrition, agriculture and entrepreneurship under the initiative.
“It’s kinda crazy that we’re able to bring this to the elementary school and allow kids to have that same experience I was having when I was a kid,” Scott said, according to The Houston Chronicle. “I just love to see this community grow up and get into a very good spot, where it’s a super safe and creative environment for these kids.”
The debut was a family studded affair with his grandmother “Miss” Sealie, mother Wanda Webster, sister Jordan Webster, and his daughter, Stormi Webster, in attendance. Travis Scott also surprised his grandmother with a nameplate to proclaim the garden in her honor.
“We grew up not too far from here on Rosehaven. She used to have a garden in her backyard that looked similar to this. She might still have it back there. All she did was make flowers for people around the neighborhood. She probably did hair back there, too,” Travis Scott said.
Despite launching just last year, Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation is living up to its promise to empower the lives of future generations to promote long-term success.
“Where you are right now is not the end all, be all. You have a future to come. Maybe when y’all get older this all might be something you understand. I love you guys so much,” Scott said. “Let’s make some amazing things.”
As AfroTech previously reported, the foundation has a multi-year partnership with not only the city of Houston but also the New School’s Parsons School of Design.