On Monday, October 15th, Khalid performed for a cause at the Hollister x Sit With Us event. The Sit With Us non-profit organization and app is fully committed to anti-bullying efforts, specifically for high school students. The event took place at Burbank, CA’s John Burroughs High School, and the turn out was incredible due to such a large talent. Khalid confirmed his partnership with Hollister back in July, along with Noah Cyrus. Khalid, 20 years old, was happy to get involved since he only graduated high school a couple of years ago, still reminiscing on the positive and negative experiences through his school years.
“I am proud to collaborate with a brand that celebrates inclusivity. I’m only two years out of high school and I still clearly remember the bullying that can happen in that environment. I am proud to join the movement with Hollister and Sit With Us,” said Khalid. Since 2013 Hollister has raised close to 2 million dollars and donated it to organizations that work towards preventing bullying.
Sit With Us was founded by 18 year old Natalie Hampton who conceptualized the idea of an app to help teens and kids find friends at school. Through the app anyone can easily find a buddy to sit with at lunch and hopefully forever eliminate the awkward moments at school outside of the classroom.
Khalid parallels his music career with Hampton’s as he too has seen rapid success in such a short amount of time. The Georgia-native artist has been nominated five times for Grammy awards since his debut. His rise to fame is best known for his first released single “Location”. Even with music at the forefront, Khalid wishes to make a difference through causes such as Hollister x Sit With Us. Let’s see that love keep on spreading!
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