On Wednesday (July 1), 21 Savage announced the launched of the Bank Account at Home initiative, which is an expansion of his Bank Account Financial Literacy Program ran by the national financial literacy nonprofit Juma. 21’s new program is an online educational platform that will educate students through virtual learning and cover students’ pay wages after being furloughed due to COVID-19. Savage plans to make the program available for K-12 students and their families to have free financial literacy at home.
“I feel like it’s important more than ever to give our next generation the tools to succeed in life,” the rapper in a statement.
The “Bank Account” rapper will be providing free wifi and tablets to kids in the Zone 6 section of Atlanta amid the coronavirus pandemic. 21 is also donating $25,000 to Atlanta’s #ATLStrong COVID-19 relief fund, established by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms.
In February of 2019, the Grammy-winning rapper announced the first expansion of his Bank Account program and spoke on his desire to teach teens about what it means to be financially literate. He also referenced his own personal journey regarding financial literacy.
“While my #1 song was called ‘Bank Account,’ growing up, I knew almost nothing about bank accounts,” 21 Savage says in a press release. “As I have gotten smarter about financial management, I realize how empowering it is to control your money rather than be controlled by it. I want to help kids with a background similar to mine to get smart about their money.”
The program is available here.
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