Atlanta native 21 Savage announced that he will be providing a free financial literacy program called “Bank Account At Home,” in partnership with his foundation, Leading by Example, for youth who are staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Partnering with mobile banking service provider Chime, education technology platform EverFi and nonprofit Juma Ventures, the Atlanta rapper’s nationwide financial literacy program seeks to educate young people on managing and earning money.
As he continues to expand his mission to help marginalized children during the pandemic, Savage has pledged a $25,000 donation to the City of Atlanta’s #ATLStrong Covid-19 relief fund, established by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Furthermore, the notorious, “Bank Account,” rapper will be providing free WiFi and tablets to underserved students in the city as part of the initiative.
“I feel like it’s important more than ever to give our next generation the tools to succeed in life,” the rapper, who launched his Bank Account program in 2018, said in a statement via a press release.
Prior to the pandemic, the program provided youth with access to career counseling, job training, and job placement at sports and entertainment facilities including Mercedes Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena. However, most of the students have been out of work since March 11, after the pandemic forced stadium closures due to the pandemic’s health and safety precautions. With the program going virtual, participants will have receive financial education during our economic crisis. It will also provide all of Atlanta’s Juma youth stipends for online training and support.
“The generous support of 21 Savage will go a long way toward the well-being of these young people,” Robert Lewis, Juma Atlanta site director, said in a statement. “Not only will it help them stay afloat during this crisis, but it also provides a glimmer of hope and the realization that they can count on the support of their community at this time of need.”
The initiative will introduce additional tools and scholarship opportunities in August.
Learn more, and become involved with 21 Savage’s Bank Account at Home initiative here.