Detroit native Big Sean surprises Cass Tech teachers & students during Thanksgiving holiday

Students and teachers at Cass Technical High School received a surprise visit on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from Cass Tech alum & Grammy Award-winning artist Big Sean.

Big Sean, along with his mother Myra Anderson – also a Cass Tech alum – paid a surprise visit to two of Sean’s former teachers, Ms. Davidson and Ms. McCormick. During his visit, Sean spoke to students about the importance of proudly representing the city of Detroit and regularly seeing people all over the world from Cass Tech.

“There are people all over the world from Cass. You can go to Japan and find somebody from Cass. You can go to London, New York, L.A. and people really take pride in [Cass] and just Detroit in general,” Sean said. “Just keep repping, keep doing good… We need our smart, young, bright, beautiful people to keep rising up and to keep coming out of the city.”

View video footage from the visit:

The Detroit native was in town for the Thanksgiving holiday to distribute more than 1,000 turkeys to families in need at a local high school and make a special appearance during America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After the turkey donation, Sean provided a speech to the students about the importance of giving.

This is the second year for the Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, courtesy of Sean’s charity, the Sean Anderson Foundation.

Sean and Myra, who is president of the Sean Anderson Foundation, also regularly return to Detroit Public Schools during the district’s Back to School Campaign in the summer to distribute backpacks and school supplies. 

Big Sean has also served as Principal for the Day at Bates Academy as part of the Get Schooled Attendance Campaign.

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