Shawn Mendes Launches His Own Foundation

Shawn Mendes has launched his charitable foundation, the Shawn Mendes Foundation. “I’m so excited to launch The Shawn Mendes Foundation. 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. 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,” Mendes shared in a press release. “Their energy and dedication to improving the world is so incredible, and I am hoping we can use this as a way to lift each other up, learn together and inspire more people to get involved in giving back,” he added in a statement to TIME.