Chance the Rapper lent his celebrity to a good cause on Monday (Jan. 19), attending an event to show his support for Chicago’s Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge.
The initiative’s web site explains that the three-month program — which lasted from October 6, 2014, to January 5, 2015 — offers high schoolers “a chance to connect with students across Chicago as you work to compete in weekly quests; play interactive games, polls, and trivia; and explore a ton of educational resources to help you make the leap from high school to college without missing a beat!”
Schools received points based on their students’ participation.
Chance was on hand as Internet Essentials — a partner in the Get Connected program — handed students a $100,000 check. The money will be split between the schools that earned the most points during the three-month competition. According to HipHopDX, the funds will help “bolster computer labs, increase Wi-Fi access on school grounds and support digital literacy education.”
Chance wasn’t the only celebrity musician in attendance — Christina Milian also showed up. The rapper Instagrammed a photo of the two of them with the caption, “It means a lot when celebs come to the city and give back to a community they aren’t from. Made a good friend today.”