Atlanta rap star Young Jeezy celebrated the 10-year anniversary of his music debut over the weekend, but even better, the relaunch of his 10-year-plus urban-enriching organization, the Street Dreamz Foundation.
On Friday (July 24), he held a star-studded dinner party in honor of the foundation’s renewal, decorated with the likes of Usher, Monica, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, and even Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, reports The YBF. For his community efforts, Jeezy was presented with the Phoenix Award by Mayor Reed, the highest honor that an individual can receive by the mayor in Atlanta.
But according to Madame Noire, the “Seen It All” rapper put together an even bigger affair when he arrived at Atlanta’s Rosa L.Burney Park on Saturday morning (July 25) to kickoff the org’s relaunch with an event geared toward tidying-up his city. That’s right, focusing on ATL’s District 4, Jeezy led a street clean-up to instill some pride in the neighborhood people!
The rap star rolled up his sleeves and headed a pack of volunteers in ridding the streets of trash and debris, cutting grass, and removing weeds for residents in the area. Free of charge. Prominent figures like council member Cleta Winslow and former Motown Executive Shanti Das were among the slew of servants who aided Jeezy in his efforts.
But this is only the beginning! Mr. Yeeeeaaaahhh! has a long list of plans that will continue to enrich Atlanta through the Street Dreamz Foundation. Near the holiday season, the grassroots org will be hosting toy drives for underprivileged families, as well as a number of turkey giveaways. The Street Dreamz foundation is also cultivating a branch that will award scholarships to brilliant future leaders that will go toward funding their education or business aspirations.
Nice! We definitely need more of this in our communities.
Give it up for Jeezy!