Meek Mill is sending Philadelphia youth back to school in style.

The Philly native gave 500 bookbags full of school supplies to students on Wednesday.

The Dreams and Nightmares rapper teamed up with the School District of Philadelphia for the event. Meek plans to hand out 6,000 bags over two days to students in 12 schools, according to CBS Philly.

“We are excited that so many of our students will have brand new backpacks and school supplies for this school year, and are grateful to Meek Mill and the Dream Chasers for giving back to the community,” district superintendent Dr. William R. Hite said in a press release acquired by People Magazine. “This visit is something our students won’t soon forget and is a wonderful way to kick off the new school year.”

Meek wanted to give back to the kids because he watched others struggle during his childhood.

“Growing up in Philly, I’ve watched families struggle to make ends meet and buy basic school supplies for their kids,” Meek said. “Those memories stay with me, and that’s why I’m committed to giving back to families in my hometown, putting smiles on kids’ faces and helping them start the school year on the right note with the right supplies.”

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