21 Savage is back once again to help the youth learn financial literacy.
In October 2020, AfroTech previously shared that 21 Savage and his Leading by Example Foundation partnered with Chime to launch an online financial literacy and scholarship program to help high school students learn more about how to manage their money. Now, the rapper’s Bank Account Financial Literacy Campaign is back for its second year, according to Complex.
Students are offered a six-course online program and upon completion, those in grades 9-12 are invited to apply for one of the 100 $1,000 Bank Account Program scholarships.
Since 2018, 21 has been an outspoken advocate for financial literacy. His passion for continuing his campaign stems from wanting to lead by example for the younger generation.
“Growing up in Atlanta, the hustling energy, it just rub off on you,” 21 said in a Chime promo. “Financial literacy important because that’s one of the main things that’s you need to operate and be successful as an adult. I just wanted to come up with something that could help kids have some understanding of what to do with that money.”
According to Chime News, 21 and Chime also teamed up earlier this month to help bring inspiration directly to the Atlanta native’s community. The two joined forces with Project Blackboard and muralist George Baker to transform the basketball court at Parkway-Wabash Park into a vibrant space to empower the youth to spark change.
“Basketball created space for me in my childhood to compete, learn comradery, and simply escape the challenges of everyday life,” said 21, according to Chime News. “I am hoping this court will allow kids in Zone 6 to do the same. When I started my foundation, Leading by Example, I was determined to remove barriers for the next generation of Atlanta because my success is shared with my community who consistently support and inspire me.”
Chime continues to be an ongoing partner for 21 in working toward not only promoting financial inclusion in Atlanta, GA but also providing resources to help build well-served communities in the city.
To learn more about the Bank Account Financial Literacy Campaign, click here.