This is so cool, family and friends of Philando Castile are honoring him in a very big way. Philando was shot and killed by an officer in July.
The alumni of his high school are establishing a scholarship in his honor, the St. Paul Central high school foundation will do a fundraiser for the scholarship on Sunday in St. Paul.
Organizers said they want to support underprivileged students looking to pursue careers in education or child development, the Star Tribune reported. They expect up to 1,000 people to attend the event, which has been organized with the blessing of Castile’s family.
Up until his death, Castile was an employee of St. Paul Public Schools. As a food service worker at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School, he served meals to more than 400 students, twice a day.