- September 28, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Seventy-five students from three Houston ISD schools were inducted Monday into a business and entrepreneurial internship program launched by rapper 50 Cent.
The students, who attend Kashmere, Worthing, and Wheatley high schools, are expected to complete a 12-week after-school course in which they will learn business concepts and attend a “business lab” twice a week for two hours, according to the district.
The program will culminate in a competition judged by 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, Al Kashani, president of Horizon United Group, which is part of the partnership launching the initiative, and community leaders who will select winners to receive seed money to start businesses. Jackson’s philanthropic organization, the G-Unity Foundation, funded $300,000 over two years for the program and HISD is matching the funds.
During a kick-off ceremony at Wheatley High School, Jackson asked the gathered…