Chance the Rapper's philanthropic spirit continues to shine on his hometown of Chicago. The 25-year-old has donated everything from backpacks to big bucks to students of the city's public school system. Now, he's set his charitable sights on mental health services.
According to ABC News, Chance has pledged $1 million to mental health care in the city.
"I'm proud to announce I am pledging $1 million to mental health services in Chicago," Chance exclaimed at the second annual SocialWorks Summit in Chicago on Thursday.
And that's not all! He'll donate $100,000 to 20 additional CPS institutions and has launched a new initiative titled My State of Mind, The Fader reports.
"This year, 20 more schools will get $100K…" Chance added. "We will be upping the game in terms of equity, in terms of what is rightfully yours. Principals, teachers, we got your back."
The #socialworkssummit was a huge success, it was great getting to announce our new projects heading into the next quarter. But even more important was giving u guys transparency and a look into how all our projects work. We want you to understand all the mechanics of each grant, fund and event we put together, 1 because you deserve to know and 2 in hopes that you want to actively participate somehow. The 1st year report for the new chance fund is now available online at the @socialworks_chi website and pretty soon the physical booklet will be made available. I’m so proud of this small team that put it all together and very grateful for this city and the world at large for being so supportive of the efforts, wghether financially or thru volunteering. Looking fwd to #MyStateOfMind and 2nd tier of #NewChanceFund schools
State of Mind's initiative is "to unify the broader mental health community, increase the access and visibility of services in Cook County, and make it admirable to be honest with yourself."
Folks expressed on Twitter how proud they are of Chance:
In 2017, @chancetherapper donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools
In 2018, @chancetherapper donated $1 million to Chicago mental health services
Real life superhero. pic.twitter.com/EBsQBnXRuZ
— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) October 5, 2018
Chance the Rapper Is Donating $1 Million to Chicago Mental Health Services.
Six different mental wellness providers will be receiving $100,000 grants. Along with the donation, there will be an initiative called My State of Mind to improve the city's mental health resources. pic.twitter.com/fM2oABcvdq
— The Breakfast Club (@breakfastclubam) October 5, 2018
Incredible announcement from @chancetherapper
@SocialWorks_Chi of their work to bring equity and CS education to the next 20 Chance Fund schools! $100k each over 3 years. Thank you @GoogleForEdu
@IngenuityChgo and many more… https://t.co/prlU7miSLr
— CS4All (@cs4allcps) October 4, 2018
Footage from the event was posted to Twitter.
.@SocialWorks_Chi Second Annual SocialWorks Summit @chancetherapper pledges $1 Million to mental health services in Chicago: https://t.co/yaWtbtxOEu
— €K (@seanck) October 4, 2018
To learn more about the upcoming program, visit socialworkschi.org.
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