21 Savage launches free online financial literacy program for Atlanta youth

Atlanta rapper 21 Savage launched a free online financial literacy program to help Atlanta youth, according to a news release about the venture.

The program, Bank Account At Home, is in partnership with mobile banking provider Chime and education technology platform, EverFi, according to the release. The program expands on previous financial literacy efforts in the city by the rapper, whose real name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph.

For the past two years, Abraham-Joseph partnered with financial literacy nonprofit Juma for his youth focused literacy program Bank Account, according to the release. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the program provided underserved youth access to career counseling, job training, and job placement at sports and entertainment facilities.

Abraham-Joseph decided to make the program virtual after students who earned jobs through the program were out of work after COVID-19 caused facilities to close, according to the release.

Abraham-Joseph and Chime also partnered with the #ATLStrong Relief Fund to provide tablets and Wi-Fi to students in Zone 6 of the Atlanta Police Department’s district system. Abraham-Joseph grew up in the east Atlanta area, which sits in the zone.

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