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21 Savage providing 100 youth scholarships in financial literacy program


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21 Savage is once again inspiring youth to learn about finance with the enticement of $1,000 scholarships.

The Grammy winner is partnering with financial tech company Chime for the second year of his Bank Account Financial Literacy Campaign. Through his Leading by Example foundation, the British-born MC is educating students in grades 9-12 across the U.S. on the importance of financial literacy. After completing the six-course online program, students can apply for one of the 100 $1,000 Bank Account Program scholarships.

“Growing up in Atlanta, the hustling energy just rubs off on you,” 21 says in a promo for the program. “Financial literacy is important because that’s one of the main things that you need to operate and be successful as an adult. I just wanted to come up with something that could help kids have some understanding of what to do with that money.”

Earlier this month, 21 Savage unveiled a newly refurbished basketball court at Parkway-Wabash Park in Atlanta.

“Basketball created space for me in my childhood to compete, learn camaraderie, and simply escape the challenges of everyday life,” he says. “I am hoping this court will allow kids in Zone 6 to do the same. When I started my foundation, Leading by Example, I was determined to remove barriers for the next generation of Atlanta because my success is shared with my community who consistently support and inspire me.”

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