On Sunday, 21 Savage held his fourth annual Issa Back 2 School Drive in Decatur, Georgia. The event was done in association with his Leading By Example Foundation, Amazon Music, Atlanta United, New Era, Puma, Momma Flystyle, and Antwanette McLaughlin of The Spice Group.
More than 2,300 kids were given backpacks containing school supplies, uniforms, and sneakers. Free haircuts, health screenings, and other activities were also available to those who attended. The i am > i was rapper also donated $15,000 to the non-profit organization Juma to help them in their efforts to get youths to open up bank accounts and to educate them in financial literacy.
They’re giving out free shoes, school uniforms and haircuts here at 21 Savage’s back to school drive pic.twitter.com/ggKPQCCRrS— J.D. Capelouto (@jdcapelouto) August 4, 2019
"It takes being from here to understand what is needed," 21 previously told Vibe last year during the third annual Issa Back 2 School Drive. "This is Dekalb County, I grew up here and I want to make sure these kids have nothing to worry about."
21 Savage is here. It’s a madhouse! pic.twitter.com/4exHeeiL4b— J.D. Capelouto (@jdcapelouto) August 4, 2019
During this year's event, 21 explained to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "It’s important to give back, because these same people support me, so I support them."
21's Issa Back 2 School Drive isn't the only charitable effort the rapper has been engaged in. Back in June, it was reported that he donated $25,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The nonprofit legal advocacy organization previously assisted 21 when he was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
"21 Savage is making this donation public because everyday Americans need to know that ICE is using civil immigration detention as a weapon against immigrants, many of whom, like 21 Savage, have relief from deportation and are able to fix their immigration status," Charles H. Kuck, an immigration law attorney, said in a statement at the time. "Creating oppressively adverse conditions of detention, like those in Irwin County, Georgia, far away from family and legal counsel, causes despair and hopelessness, and forces these men and women to give up on their immigration claims."