Cordae Partners With Disney To Launch Scholarship Fund For HBCU Students

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 13: YBN Cordae speaks onstage during day 2 of REVOLT Summit x AT&T Summit on September 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for REVOLT

GRAMMY-nominated artist Cordae has partnered with the Disney Dreamers Academy to launch a scholarship fund for students from marginalized communities attending historically Black colleges and universities. Led by Steve Harvey, the academy brings in 100 high school students to Orlando and connects them distinguished mentors.

"So many people need the money more than I do. I feel as though when you're in such a blessed position, it's important to pay that forward to be a blessing to others. It's especially important to me to invest in our youth and the future," Cordae said.

"Young people are the future of our society and the world, so we must do all we can to ensure they are properly positioned to succeed. If I can spark the brain of a few future world leaders and geniuses, I'll die a happy man."

In addition to launching a scholarship fund, Cordae will be working with Disney's sports imprint ESPN to celebrate Juneteenth. He will appear on The Undefeated's Music For The Movement III project with Yara Shahidi, Common, Chloe Bailey and Lucky Daye. Then, he will perform his new track from Music For The Movement III on Stephen A. Smith's new show, Stephen A's World, on June 18. Rounding out his work with the Disney property, he will present an award at the ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards.

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