The Yeezus rapper recently launched Donda’s House, a nonprofit in memory of his mother Dr. Donda West. The organization is joining forces with Chicago’s Ark of St. Sabina for “Got Bars” Music Writing & Fitness Program.
Fellow rapper Rhymefest is the program’s assistant director.
“I am so happy to launch “Got Bars” to honor Kanye West’s mother’s memory and to fulfill one of my Aldermanic campaign goals. “Got Bars” will change our youth musically, get them healthy and keep them busy in a creative, peaceful environment. I know it will be an even stronger program because of our partnership with the ARK of St. Sabina,” said Rhymefest in a press release.
The ARK is a community youth center located on the St. Sabina campus in Chicago. It was created to “nurture and develop the gifts, skills, and spirit of community youth” and to provide a safe environment.
“Got Bars” will service participants between the ages of 15 and 24.
“My mom spent her life as an educator and I am happy that Donda’s House can pick up her torch and honor her life’s mission,” said Kanye West.
Applications are being accepted through Friday, August 2, 2013. Apply on DondasHouse.com.