Before taking the stage at the BB&T Pavilion Friday night, Meek Mill returned to his old elementary school with some gifts in tow. Lots and lots of gifts.

The Philly-raised rapper teamed up with Puma to donate a year's worth of supplies to more than 30 classrooms at James G. Blaine Elementary. But that's not all; Meek and Puma also surprised students with over 500 new backpacks filled with school supplies.

"I wanted to stop here today, my elementary school that I grew up at... I just wanted to back and show my love and appreciation to my neighborhood," Meek told the cheering students. "I want to give a shoutout to Puma for collaborating with me on school supplies and book bags... I came here to give the kids a message: Continue to chase your dreams."

You can watch Meek's full speech below.