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Chance The Rapper is very focused on education. After being successful at The Grammys, Chance The Rapper was congratulated by the Illinois Governor via Twitter. Chance asked the Governor for a meeting that would focus on the topic of education. After the meeting with the Governor was rescheduled, the meeting eventually did happen. The meeting with Chance and the Governor did not go as planned, and Chance decided to take matters into his own hands by donating $1 million dollars to Chicago Public Schools.
Chance’s generosity did not go unnoticed, and the rapper got some people inspired to donate to the cause. Including Michael Bennett from the Seahawks, “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.”
Now, the Chicago Bulls have decided to join Chance The Rapper in his quest to invest in education. The basketball team has made a big donation in the name of the cause, and has decided to match Chance’s donation of $1 million dollars. According to the Chicago Tribune, 12 schools will receive an additional $10,000 and have already received their checks.
Chance said, “It is my job, just as who I am, to bring light and attention to public school funding, broken formulas and especially how it affects my hometown … where there’s 90 percent minority students.”
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