WOW WOW and more WOW! Talk about putting your money where your mouth is!
Chance The Rapper is proving to the world that he is serious about young kids, education and his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. The “No Problems” MC announced at a press conference at Westcott Elementary School on Monday that he is donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools (CPS)!
“I’m committed to help Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences that include the arts,” the hip-hop star said (real name Chancellor Bennett). “As an artist and after-school teacher, I know the arts are invaluable. They teach kids lessons about how small efforts can have big effects and how collaboration can lead to creativity. This check is a call to action. I’m challenging major companies in Chicago and across the U.S. to donate and take action.”
Last week, Bennett’s met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner over CPS funding. He swiftly criticized the politician for supplying “vague answers” in their meeting and later telling reporters that it “will not stop me from doing everything I can to support Chicago’s most valuable resource, its children.”
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 6, 2017