On Wednesday at Young Elementary, rapper and philanthropist Trae tha Truth announced Truth Do Good Closet.
Closet-turned-classrooms are filled with clothes, shoes, school supplies, and groceries for homeless students to stop by and stock up on when they need them.
“Our mission is to make sure that no child is left behind because of the increasing number of homeless students in the city,” Trey said.
Not just to meet Trey, the rapper surprised the group with a Bluetooth boombox.
“Oh, this is great,” said one student.
“Best day ever,” said another.
“That’s all there is to it,” Trey explained. “I just want to see them happy.”
HISD is the eighth-largest school district in the United States, and superintendent Millard House II says homelessness can inadvertently affect a child’s educational experience.
“By providing the support we need to meet the challenges, we can achieve exponential growth that will enable all students to work hard and focus on what matters most: academic success. It creates an educational experience,” said Millard.
The All Good Living Foundation, Kroger and others are among the donors.
“Our goal at HISD is to provide every possible support to help our students reach their full potential,” said House. “We answer this call every day through our support services, and we all know that it takes a real village.”
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