Terrence J And Sean John Give Back With “Dream Big”
Terrence J helped Sean John and Macy’s give back in a major way last week, teaming up with Sean John’s Dream Big campaign and Year Up to help out some deserving college bound young men.
Terrence dropped by Macy’s Herald Square’s new Sean John flagship shop to greet his fans and pose for pictures, just before helping hand off $1,000 in Sean John merchandise on site to five college-bound young men. The deserving students also received their first Sean John suit to begin the next chapter in their lives, in commemoration of Terrence receiving his very first suit from Mr. Combs many years ago. Additionally, in celebration of Sean John’s initiative of bringing the Dream Big campaign talent together with organization, Year Up, the guys each received a personalized style session with Macy’s My Stylist Team.
Year Up, founded in 2000 by Gerald Chertavian, is a nonprofit organization that provides high school graduates and GED recipients between the ages of 18-24 with a combination of hands-on skill development and corporate internship opportunities.
We caught up with Terrence and asked him more about his involvement with Dream Big and Year Up, and what made him want to give back this way:
Sean John was my very first endorsement deal, almost 10 years ago now, and Puff gave me the first nice tailored suit I ever had. So I wanted to partner with an organization that does something for young men and give them their first suit as they get ready for their job experiences and going back to college. So that’s what we did — we gave five young men a great suit today and $1000 so they can go shopping, so it was a great event.
And of course, he feels amazing being able to give back through such an iconic brand, especially when Puffy was one of the first to believe in him:
I think a lot of legacy brands are coming back. Sean John never left, but I think it’s even cooler now than it was. When I grew up, and Puff first rocked the Sean John across his chest — that was like the coolest thing. So now to be a part of it and be a part of the Dream Big campaign, it just feels like coming full circle.
Nice to see celebs take time to help the kids, right?? Peep more pics after the jump…