We applaud this move by British Rapper Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph; popularly Known as 21 Savage. We are inspired and impressed.
Rapper 21 Savage and his foundation “Leading by Example” have partnered with @chime to bring financial literacy to kids.
Initially created in 2018, 21 Savage’s Bank Account program will team up with the mobile banking service, offering free online resources for the youth to make and save money. “I feel like it’s important more than ever to give our next generation the tools to succeed in life,” he said in a statement.
The program is also working in conjunction with EverFi, an education technology platform. In addition, 21 Savage has also teamed up Mayor #KeishaLanceBottoms to provide tablets and wi-fi for the city of Atlanta.
He is also making a $25,000 donation to the City of Atlanta’s #ATLStrong Covid-19 relief fund, established by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
For the past two years, 21 Savage has partnered with award-winning national financial literacy nonprofit Juma for his youth-focused financial literacy program called Bank Account.
Prior to the pandemic, the program provided underserved youth with access to career counseling, job training, and job placement at sports and entertainment facilities including Mercedes Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena.
Most of the students have been out of work since March 11, after the pandemic forced stadium closures due to the pandemic furloughs.
In partnership with Chime, the rapper is now making the program virtual; which will give access to financial education during the economic crisis. It will also provide all of Atlanta’s Juma youth stipends for online training and support.