21 Savage Is Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner For Families At An Atlanta YMCA
The rapper has dedicated his time serving the Atlanta community with his organization, Leading By Example Foundation.
Rapper 21 Savage is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for families in Atlanta, Georgia, through his organization, Leading By Example Foundation.
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The rapper is hosting about 300 families at Wade Walker Park Family YMCA in DeKalb County on Tuesday. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he also will serve an additional 100 guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
The British-born artist launched the Leading By Example Foundation back in March 2018 along with his Bank Account financial literacy initiative. The foundation promises to help students get jobs in the local area.
The financial literacy program was named after his hit single "Bank Account" and focuses on teaching the youth about financial health and wellness.
“A lot of kids don’t know what to do when they get older,” 21 Savage told The Undefeated. “Financial literacy is an important tool they need to get through life successfully."
The 27-year-old has previously led other community initiatives including his annual back-to-school giveaway, according to The Undefeated.
In August, about 2,500 kids received free haircuts and hairstyles, school uniforms, backpacks and school supplies during his "Issa Back 2 School Drive."
“Doing this every year feels good,” 21 Savage told The Undefeated.
The "A Lot" rapper has spent a lot of time in the Atlanta area where he grew up. However, the artist was born in the United Kingdom and was recently arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for allegedly overstaying a visa.
His visa expired in 2006 after he traveled to the states with his mom. He remains out on bond until his next deportation hearing. In June, 21 Savage donated $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that assisted him during his arrest.
“A lot of people need help that’s in bad situations,” he told The Undefeated. “They don’t have the funds to get legal representation, so I just made the donation. The organization does the work for free anyway, so I just thought it was necessary to contribute.”