He committed $100 to each of the young people who attended the event to open up their bank accounts. Though a workshop with the rapper, the students earned the “Stack Your Money Badge” as part of the Bank Account Campaign.
21 Savage, whose real name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, launched the campaign last year, months before he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on charges that he is from the United Kingdom and has been living in the country illegally. He was granted bond on Feb. 12, after which he launched the second phase of the campaign.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson joined 21 Savage in DeKalb County last week. (Photo: Courtesy / Prince Williams)
He announced a partnership with Get Schooled, a non-profit for high school students, and Juma, a non-profit that helps employ youth, to boost financial literacy among young people in Atlanta. Abraham-Joseph also promised 150 local Atlanta students jobs by this June.
The team also visited a second Atlanta school last week that was not named in the press release.
21 Savage calls DeKalb County home, and has led several initiatives aimed at community improvement for young people.
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For several years, he posted his "Issa Back 2 School Drive," where he gave out free school supplies to more than 2,500 DeKalb County students and their families.
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Rapper 21 Savage was released Wednesday morning from a federal immigration detention center in South Georgia.