Over the past few years, Chance the Rapper has proven that he's a man of action by speaking out about and advocating for public schools in his hometown of Chicago.
During a summit for his nonprofit SocialWorks held in Chicago on Friday, Chance announced that the organization raised $2.2 million to donate to 20 Chicago public schools. Each school will receive $100,000.
The popular rapper's advocacy and support doesn't stop there. He also announced the Twilight Awards, which will highlight "teachers, parents, principals and students that convey leadership." The awards ceremony is slated to take place in Chicago in June 2018. Chance revealed James Corden of "The Late Late Show with James Corden" would host the ceremony and there would be special guest performances.
In August, Chance gave away 30,000 free backpacks during the Bud Bilikin Parade, the oldest and largest African American parade in the United States held to kick off the school year.
Chance's giving spirit has become just as well-known as his self-released music, and we're here for it. His actions are showing that he has no problem repping his city and putting Chicago on his back. His determination and support is exactly what the youth need.