From his Bank Account campaign to his partnership — with Juma and Get Schooled — to offer online courses on financial literacy, 21 Savage has always found a way to translate his music into giving back to low-income youth.
Recently, ABC News reported 21 will launch a free online financial literacy education program for youth harbored in their homes due to COVID-19.
The Grammy award-winning rapper teamed up with Atlanta mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, to launch and provide free tablets as well as Wifi for participants enrolled in the Bank Account At Home program.
“I started my Bank Account financial literacy program in 2018 to help the youth with money management,” 21 Savage said, according to Complex. “Now that times are hard as ever during this pandemic and so many families are affected across the country, I feel it’s more important than ever to give our next generation of leaders the tools to succeed in life.”
To further empower and educate underserved youth, NBC News reports 21 also linked with mobile banking service provider Chime, and EverFi, an online tech platform centered around education, to extend the services of his new initiative.
The Bank Account At Home program will also receive support from nonprofit social enterprise, Juma, to provide youth with career opportunities.
“The generous support of 21 Savage will go a long way toward the well-being of these young people,” said Juma Atlanta site director, Robert Lewis. “Not only will it help them stay afloat during this crisis, but it also provides a glimmer of hope and the realization that they can count on the support of their community at this time of need.”
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