Dan Gilbert, Big Sean inspire students in Detroit

Detroit icons try to set children up for better future

DETROIT - Two of the biggest representatives of Detroit spent a few hours Monday with the city's future.

Rapper Big Sean and Dan Gilbert, both Detroit natives, put on a program called Mogul-2-Mogul.

They sat on a stage at the Gem Theatre and cracked a few jokes, but what they were really doing was laying the groundwork so that Detroit children might have a few extra tools to succeed.

For the children, it was an impactful combination of star power and encouragement.

Big Sean's mother, Myra Anderson, helped put together the event. Big Sean spent time talking about behind-the-scenes careers, but the overall message wasn't just what's available, it was how to get there.

Nearly 400 Detroit Public Schools Community District students packed the Gem Theatre, which Gilbert took as an opportunity to remind them to always try.

You can watch Nick Monacelli's full story in the video posted above.

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