Antwan “Big Boi” Patton has been promoting his new album, Sir Lucious Leftfoot: Son of Chico Dusty (in stores NOW!) from here to Norway but he never forgets about the kids!
After a successful charity fundraiser for his Big Kidz Foundation back in July, Twan put those dollars to work by sponsoring a summer camp for Atlanta’s Youth.
The Big Kidz Foundation partnered with Moving In The Spirit for the 2nd year to implement a innovative summer program entitled “Rhyme and Reason”.
Moving In The Spirit is an Atlanta based art non-profit organization that produces art based programs designed to bring young people in urban communities together. The kids who participated in the two-week program were taught effective presentations skills, self-confidence, as well as enhance their dance abilities.
Big Boi paid a special visit to the camp Thursday, August 5, 2010 and was honored with a special performance by the camp participants.
Those kids were crunk! How cute is that!! More photos + video below:
Big Boi engages in a question/answer session…
Trust Exercise… Big proves he can trust and be trustworthy.
The kids were all so proud to show Big Boi their dance moves! I especially enjoyed the final performance which featured original music by one of the camp’s participants.
“This was a perfect match for our organization, especially our “Big Voices” initiative. It is important that we encourage our youth to use their voices as an art form, whether through singing or speaking, they deserve to be heard” says Executive Director, Jennifer Lester.
“As the end of summer draws near, this camp was especially timely for parents who needed a positive outlet for their children as the last days of summer vacation come to an end” says Chris McCord, Summer Camp Director.
Major props to Big Boi! I love seeing artists give back to the community!