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21 Savage announced the second phase of his Financial Literacy Bank Account campaign earlier this month, and just recently he held his first workshop. During a visit to Camp Jewel House Academy stem school with Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson, the rapper spoke out against gang violence and voiced his support for tighter gun control. He lead a lesson with a number of fourth graders, teaching them about career opportunities in the music industry and highlighting the importance of financial education.
He pledged $100 to each of the children who attended the event and opened a bank account. He first launched the campaign in March 2018, recently pledging to get 150 students jobs by June this year.
“For most kids, the focus is on earning money,” he said of the campaign. “And while that is important, to really get ahead you need to know how to manage your money, not just make it."
Hank Johnson, who co-hosted the recent 21st Century Banking Workshop, added, “Last year, I had the privilege of participating in one of 21 Savage’s philanthropic enterprises. His events draw thousands of young people eager to hear his message. He’s very beloved by the people of Atlanta and the people of our community. 21 Savage is a young man who has found success, but he never forgot the community where he grew up.”
Check out a video of 21 interacting with Georgia students above.