21 Savage to host 7th annual back-to-school drive in Decatur
21 Savage is making sure the kids have everything they need as they head back to the classroom.
The Grammy award-winning artist and his “Leading By Example Foundation” are on their seventh year of ensuring they’re prepared for back-to-school season. The event will provide local students with school supplies, backpacks, uniforms and other school essentials. They’re even taking it a step further to make sure the kids look as good as they feel, by also providing haircuts, sneakers and hair braiding.
Officials say the school giveaway has “provided more than 2,000 students with backpacks, school supplies, meals and a fun outdoor experience.”
This is just one of the many efforts that 21 Savage has put together for youth in his Atlanta community. Back in 2020, during the height of the pandemic, he launched the ‘Bank Account At Home’ program - a partnership with mobile banking provider Chime and education technology platform EVERFI, offering a number of different finance lessons for kids of different ages. Students could learn basic money management concepts, middle school-aged kids could learn how to start planning a financial future and teenagers were offered lessons on budgeting and entrepreneurship. “I feel like it’s important more than ever to give our next generation the tools to succeed in life,” 21 Savage said at the time.
In the past, 21 Savage has also partnered with (then) Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide tablets and free WiFi to underserved students in the city and even made a $25,000 donation to Atlanta’s #ATLStrong COVID-19 relief fund. These are just a few of the things the rapper has done, as the list goes on.