21 Savage Announces Free Online Financial Program For Youth

By Hayden Brooks

July 2, 2020

21 Savage and his foundation, Leading By Example, are launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth, as per Associated Press.

Aimed at the youth sheltered at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the nationwide "Bank Account At Home" initiative, which was announced on Wednesday (July 1), is a partnership with the mobile banking service provider, Chime, as well as the education technology platform EverFi and nonprofit Juma Ventures. Its primary goal is to educate youth about the ins and outs of managing and earning money. The venture will also see affiliation with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide free WiFi and tablets to underserved students in the city.

"I started my Bank Account financial literacy program in 2018 to help the youth with money management. Now that times are hard as ever during this pandemic and so many families are affected across the country, I feel it’s more important than ever to give our next generation of leaders the tools to succeed in life," the rapper said in a statement.

If you head over to the program's official website, you'll notice that the financial literacy is aimed at elementary school, middle school and high school students. Additional tools and scholarship opportunities will be announced by the program in August.

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We believe financial education is so powerful. It can unlock tools that you need to help build your future, and bring you closer to financial peace of mind. That’s why we’ve partnered with @21Savage, his foundation Leading by Example, @juma_ventures, and @everfi to empower our youth for a better future. ✨ We’ll be sharing free online financial literacy resources from EVERFI to help with at-home learning for students and families across the country. We’ve also teamed up with 21 Savage and Atlanta Mayor @keishabottoms to help provide tablets and wifi to some folks in the Atlanta area. This is just the beginning of our collab. We’ll be launching new financial literacy tools and scholarship opportunities in August 2020. Stay tuned! 💚 #BANKACCOUNTATHOME #ATLSTRONG

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