21 Savage is a man of the people. The Atlanta-based rapper has announced he will be starting a new campaign to help the youth in Atlanta find some jobs. 21 Savage has partnered with Get Schooled and Juma to help boost financial literacy in children.
“Each month I’ll release a new badge on GetSchooled.com where you can go deep into making money, credit, saving, and investing,” the rapper said.
21 Savage is hoping to deliver 150 jobs to at-risk youth in the Atlanta area in the sports and entertainment industry.
He previously told Rolling Stone: “While my No. 1 song was called ‘Bank Account,’ growing up, I knew almost nothing about bank accounts.” He added that he hopes to change that for the next generation. 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.”
21 Savage explained his new campaign in a video posted online.
21 Savage was recently in the headlines for being obtained by ICE.
Rapper 21 Savage, born Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Atlanta, Georgia. According to ICE spokesman Bryan Cox, the rap star is an “unlawfully present United Kingdom national” and is set to be deported.
21 Savage is alleged to have entered the United States legally in 2005, but overstayed his non-immigrant visa after it expired. It was previously reported that 21 moved to DeKalb County, Georgia in July 2005, but it was never clear where he came to the Atlanta area from.