Grammy award winning rapper, 21 Savage, is continuing his mission to help children reach financial wisdom. The rapper announced he is launching an expansion of his Juma Bank Account Financial Literacy program that offers financial resources to children nationwide.
This is not Savage’s first time showing love to the kids. He is known for doing back to school drives in Atlanta as a way of giving back to his community. Since the rapper grew up in Atlanta, he is making a $25,000 donation to the City of Atlanta’s #ATLStrong Covid-19 relief fund, created by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Savage will be joining other entertainers who have donated during this pandemic, like T.I and Usher.
Savage is collaborating with online banking service, Chime, and education technology platform, EVERFI, to launch the Bank Account At Home program; a free online financial literacy resource. The program will also assist the youth in career counseling, job training, and job placement at sports and entertainment facilities in the city. This is a great resource as many people have lost their jobs due to Covid-19. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly 40 million Americans have lost their jobs since the pandemic started.
“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.”
To top it all off, 21 Savage and his partners will provide tablets and WiFi to students in Atlanta’s Zone 6 neighborhood (where he grew up) who need these resources to access the education materials.
Savage went to his Instagram and said, “I’m making financial literacy available to kids and families across the country this summer with #BankAccount At Home- a free online program to give you the tools you need to learn to save and make money. @chime @everfi @keishabottoms.”