When Harry Belafonte died at the age of 78, he left behind a legacy that his family is now working to carry on.
The singer's foundation, the Belafonte Family Foundation, is focused on education, mentorship, mental health, arts, and other areas, and is currently working on a vertical farming pilot program into food deserts in New York City and the Caribbean, People reports.
"We are primarily focused on education, mentorship, food justice, mental health, arts, and other areas that are needed to help a person reach their full potential," says Belafonte's daughter, Malena Belafonte.
"We established scholarships for high school graduates in the poorest regions of the Caribbean, giving students a full ride to regional universities so they can dream big and create a future for themselves in areas that leave very little hope for young people."
Belafonte's son, David Belafonte, tells the New York Daily News that his father left behind a "blueprint" for the foundation, which is "dedicated to inspire agents of change, support those who have historically been underserved, create opportunities for voices to be heard, and provide education so stories can be told."
Malena Belafonte adds that her father "lives on
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