21 Savage Plans to Give 150 Jobs to At-Risk Youth
UPDATE: On Monday (3/25), 21 Savage announced that himself and Congressman Hank Johnson had visited a group of Georgia students at Camp Jewel House Academy stem school to host a financial workshop.
During the workshop, which marked a continuation of his Bank Account financial literacy campaign, 21 pledged $100 to students who attended the workshop and opened up a bank account. He also made some time to discuss career building, gun control, the perils of gang violence and more.
You can see 21 Savage visit students and school them on financial literacy and more for yourself just below.
In a press release issued Thursday (March 7), 21 announced that, in conjunction with non-profit organizations Get Schooled and Juma, his campaign will enter its next phase, which is one that will get 150 jobs for at-risk teens by this June. According to a press release, the jobs will consist of working on concessions at sports and entertainment venues across the U.S. In addition to a job, candidates will get training and experience, plus get connected to other education and career opportunities.
21 created the initiative, which has a title inspired by his hit 2017 song, "Bank Account," to help educate young people on how to be financially responsible and give them opportunities he didn't have when he was growing up.
“While my #1 song was called 'Bank Account,' growing up, I knew almost nothing about bank accounts,” he said in a press release a couple of weeks ago. “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 will serve as an adviser, a role he's dubbing the "Money Making Mentor," in his campaign. He will offer monthly tips on why learning how managing your money is key to your future success. For more information head over to getschooled.com.
Watch 21 Savage's Juma recruitment video where he encourages young people to sign up and get involved in his campaign below.
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