Shawn Mendes Launches Foundation to Empower Fans

His organization will raise money for causes important to young people

Shawn Mendes is asking for his fans’ help. The pop star is launching a new foundation with the goal of working together for a good cause.

The Shawn Mendes Foundation will raise money to support youth-related efforts in healthcare, sustainability, mental health and wellness, education, anti-bullying and more.

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"For a long time, I’ve wanted to find a way to amplify the causes that my fans and I care deeply about, and to help make the voices of our generation heard,” Mendes said in a statement. “My goal in launching the foundation is to work alongside my fans, and do everything I can to help provide them with a platform that inspires positive change, and empowers young change-makers.”

The foundation will start off by working with SickKids in Canada and REVERB, a group that helps artists reduce their environmental footprint while touring.

The Shawn Mendes Foundation has already raised more than $1 million. Other partners include the American Red Cross, Global Citizen and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

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