Chance The Rapper Receives Positive Vibes From His One Million Dollar Donation to the Chicago Public Schools
After meeting with the Government of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, Chance the Rapper has taken it upon himself to make the Chicago’s Educational system better for the kids. “I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds,” he says.
Update: The Governor and I are now scheduled to meet Friday morning, I'm more than appreciative of him taking time to discuss funding CPS https://t.co/gjCXe6Vs8Q
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 2, 2017
The rapper has received nothing but praises from big celebrities and throughout the internet, one of them being the former First Lady, Michelle Obama.
Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2017
Chance is trying to do more for the children of Chicago than most politicians. https://t.co/b95a1ZCjSc
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) March 6, 2017
Chance's commitment to his hometown and to using his platform for the greater good are a model for other influencers.
— deray mckesson (@deray) March 6, 2017
The Knicks point guard and former Chicago Bull, Derrick Rose responded saying “I love everything that he’s doing and the way that he’s doing it.”
Chance has even inspired other celebrities to join in his fight for a better future for our youth. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennet posted on Instagram, “I was inspired by Chance The Rapper to ‘think bigger’ when he pledged one million dollars to Chicago kids and their school system. So, I’ll be joining him by investing in the future of our youth.”
"I was inspired by Chance The Rapper to ‘think bigger’ when he pledged one million dollars to Chicago kids and their school system. So, I’ll be joining him by investing in the future of our youth. The system is failing our kids, and it will be up to the community and our leaders to help keep the hope alive by focusing on improving our education system and the future of our kids. Any company that decides to invest in me, just know that you’ll be investing in opportunities and providing inspiration for these families- many who feel unnoticed or go unmentioned. I have decided to donate all of my endorsement money in 2017 to help rebuild minority communities through s.t.e.a.m programs, as well as initiatives that directly affect women of color in hopes that we can create more opportunities for our youth and build a brighter future. In addition, 50% of the proceeds from my jersey sales this year will go to programs and initiatives to support inner-city garden projects, as it’s not only about providing opportunities in education and arts, but to help provide the right nutrition and access to healthy living to all. I’m asking all professional athletes to join me by donating a portion of your endorsements this year to a cause of your choice. We can make a difference. It’s up to us to help plant seeds of hope and help fuel the future. Power to the People, Michael Bennett”
Towards the end of his post, Bennet invited others to join him and Chance and make a difference together and ending his post by saying “It’s up to us to help plant seeds of hope and help fuel the future. Power to the People.”
Chance went onto twitter to thank the NFL player.
Good man https://t.co/0Q87zag3oF
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 9, 2017
I have a good feeling that this is just the beginning and that we will see more Stars contributing to this amazing cause.
Thank you Chance.
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