Atlanta rapper 21 Savage has announced he’s providing a free financial literacy program called “Bank Account At Home”.
21 Savage launched a financial literacy program in 2018 called Bank Account named after his 2017 track [of the same name]. The Bank Account program helps boost financial literacy in children across the country with the assistance of partners Get Schooled and Juma. Elementary school students can learn the basic concepts of money management, middle school students can find how to start planning their financial future, and high school students can explore different lessons around budgeting and entrepreneurship.
Looking for a solution for kids and their families to have access to the program during the coronavirus pandemic, 21 Savage launched the at-home version of the program.
“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” said 21 Savage in a video announcing the at-home program.
Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will be partnering with the campaign that will offer free online financial literacy education for both children and their families. Free internet and tablets will be offered to children in grades K-12 as part of the Bank Account at Home program and to support Mayor Bottom’s #ATLStrong Relief Fund. For children that are already enrolled in the Bank Account Juma program, virtual learning solutions will be available.
21 Savage believes “financial literacy should be made available for free to the next generation to empower them to succeed with the right tools on their journey”.