21 Savage to Employ 150 Kids Through Expanded Bank Account Campaign The rapper is on a mission to teach kids across the country financial literacy. Savage has partnered with Get Schooled and JUMA to host a monthly seminar online. 21 Savage, via promotional video The courses, which are just one part of the campaign, will run until May. Additionally, Savage will find 150 at-risk kids in Atlanta to receive training and employment at JUMA's concession stands. He has promised to donate $15,000 so that

21 Savage announces fourth annual ‘Issa Back 2 School Drive’

Event will take place in DeKalb County

Atlanta rapper 21 Savage is giving back again.

On Aug. 4, from noon-6 p.m., the “A Lot” artist will host his fourth annual “Issa Back 2 School Drive” in conjunction with his Leading By Example Foundation, as well as Amazon Music and Momma Flystyle.

During the event at 4525 Glenwood Road, kids will receive free haircuts (boys) and hairstyles (girls) as well as an assortment of school supplies and school uniforms.

Last year, more than 2,500 DeKalb County students in grades K-12 were outfitted with backpacks, shoes and uniforms though 21 Savage’s drive. 

“I might rap about a lot of stuff, but that’s just a reflection of what I’ve been through,” 21 Savage told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the 2018 event. “In real life, everything I do, I want to bring everybody together. I want to give back to the community, help the kids, get them uniforms, books, book bags, everything they need…just do better.”

While the rapper endured worldwide publicity earlier this year after being arrested on Super Bowl Sunday for being in the country illegally (he is a U.K. citizen who had overstayed his visa; his deportation hearing is still pending), he has continued to work on music and with his charity.

His “I Am>I Was” tour with fellow Atlanta rapper Da Baby kicked off earlier this month and will wrap Aug. 16 at the Coca-Cola Roxy. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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