Last month, 21 Savage announced the expansion of his Bank Account Campaign, an initiative that teaches disadvantaged youth about financial literacy.
As part of his continued partnership with non-profit organizations Get Schooled and Juma, the Atlanta rapper shared that together the campaign will be entering its next phase, which will be dedicated to helping secure 150 jobs for at-risk teens by this June.
In a press release shared on Thursday (March 7), 21 announced that the jobs will consist of concessions stands at sports and entertainment venues across the United States. In addition to providing jobs for the youth; candidates will also receive training, experience and mentorship. They also will be connected to other educational resources and career-related opportunities.
“While my #1 song was called ‘Bank Account,’ growing up, I knew almost nothing about bank accounts,” the rapper shared in a statement discussing the expansion of his philanthropic endeavor. “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 rapper, who will serve as an advisor in a role he’s declaring “Money Making Mentor,” will also be offering monthly tips about money management and other related topics.
In related news, a week after the Liberty County District Attorney’s office rejected a felony theft case regarding a dispute over a 2016 performance, the promoter has re-filed as a civil case in Fulton County, where the rapper resides.