Less than two weeks from the release of Shawn Mendes fourth album, Wonder, which topped the Billboard albums chart, is now making into his fourth straight debut at No. 1
At just 22 years old, he also became the youngest male artist to top the charts with four full-length albums. Now, he’s ready to give back to the community when the Shawn Mendes Foundation announced that they will partner with Google to give the first set of his Wonder Grants to up-and-coming creatives.
Including music, film, education, environment, science, and technology, the grants aim to allow the youth by launching their projects in several fields. Google also devises to give the receivers the up-to-date technology from the company.
“I’m grateful to be able to provide grants through my Foundation, with Google’s support, to young leaders who are on the ground innovating change,” Mendes said in a press statement. “I am so inspired by their work and want to continue to empower young people daring to wonder in the service of others.”
The singer’s foundation has already picked five Wonder Grant recipients. Mendes shared a video to his social media pages of the first recipient, Fanta Ballo from Harlem, New York, reciting one of her poems. The remaining four winners will be announced on the foundation’s Instagram page in 2021.