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Curtis “50 cents” Jackson has created an entertainment empire with his music label G-Unit and several television series, including the Power franchise and its latest production, BMF. Now he’s mentoring future entrepreneurs with a new business program for teenage students in Texas.

On Monday, he inducted 75 students from three Houston high schools into the G-Unity Business Lab, which he created and partially funded with $ 300,000 from his G-Unity foundation.

“When you grow up with the circumstances that I grew up in, you start to feel like the biggest strain is financial strain,” Jackson told The Children, according to the Houston Chronicle. “I worked really hard against it, as I did things to try not to be in these circumstances. And I just want to be able to help deliver programs that get you the information you need to do it the right way. “

Students will take a 12-week after-school program and learn business concepts. Next, 50 Cent will select the winners who will receive seed money to start their own business.

Houston Independent School District Superintendent Millard II House said students “will graduate with critical thinking and problem-solving opportunities, learning basic business concepts, such as writing a formal business plan, with support from faculty at the school. ‘HISD, Houston business leaders and the foundation.

Meanwhile, Jackson, Snoop dogg, IT, Florida, Monique, Kash doll, La La Anthony and Jeremih were among the celebrities present at the BMF premieres September 23 in Atlanta. The crime drama debuted Sunday night on Starz.

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