21 Savage Paid A Visit To An Atlanta Elementary School To Impart The Importance Of Stacking 'A Lot' In That 'Bank Account'
The talk with third and fourth-graders was a part of his Bank Account Campaign initiative.
March 26, 2019 at 11:35 pm
Rapper 21 Savage is back to doing what he does best: uplifting the youth.
On Thursday, the "Bank Account" artist paid a visit to a Georgia elementary school to teach students about financial literacy.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the rapper, born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, met with private school students at Camp Jewell House Academy in DeKalb County.
Joined by U.S. Rep Hank Johnson, Savage spoke with 40 students from the third and fourth grade. He reportedly discussed the benefits of financial literacy and taught the young ones the basics about money preservation as part of his Bank Account Campaign initiative, which launched last March.
“For most kids, the focus is on earning money," Savage said in a statement. "And while that is important, to really get ahead you need to know how to manage your money, not just make it. As I have gotten smarter about financial management, I realize how important it is to control your money rather than be controlled by it."
The longtime Atlanta resident also donated $100 to each student in attendance, all of whom earned the "Stack Your Money Badge" to assist them in opening their first bank account.
Additionally, Savage talked about issues regarding gun violence, possession and laws as well as the power of education, encouraging students to continue their studies.
Last year, the "A Lot" rapper donated $1,000 to 21 Georgia teens to assist them in doing the same, as Blavity previously reported. The teens learned a more rigorous course of financial action including techniques to save money, acquire money, budget their bank accounts and the characteristics that differentiate credit from debit cards.
The artist, who grew up in Georgia, recently underwent a tumultuous ordeal after being arrested and charged by the U.S. Immigrants and Customs Enforcement. The U.K. native eventually had all felony charges dropped in February following public outcry as well as assistance from hip-hop heavyweight Jay-Z.
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