Chance The Rapper & Sway Help Raise $100,000 For Chicago Schools
Since Chance The Rapper started to make a name for himself in the mainstream he has been actively using his stature to help his hometown city of Chicago improve. This week, Chance took another step towards helping the youth by teaming up with his brother Taylor Bennett, Sway Calloway, and more to raise $100,000 for the Get Schooled program. The $100,000 will go towards new technology equipment to help six local elementary schools with their digital learning programs.
"The city is focused on helping students prepare for college, and The Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge did just that," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the event held on Martin Luther King Day.
The Get Schooled program was launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom and has already helped 22,000 Chicago households with internet service since the foundation started.