21 Savage is all about giving back to his community whenever he is given the opportunity these days. His third annual back-to-school initiative comes in combination with the successful launch of his Leading By Example Foundation. The event takes place next weekend on Aug. 5, not far from where 21 enjoyed childhood on Glenwood Road in Atlanta.
“Giving back to where I grew up means a lot to me. These kids need it and I use to be one of those kids,” the Atlanta native tells Billboard. “Being able to see someone from where u from make it and come back and genuine give back will motivate these kids to do the same for their kids and the community.”
Just last week, the 25-year-old kicked off his initiative by donating $10,000 to ATL’s Continental Colony Elementary School at the LIFE Community Development Corporation event. The contribution will also enhance efforts surrounding the school system’s childhood education, educational resources on anti-bullying and mental health, and school supplies.
Earlier in the year (March 13), 21 hopped on Ellen to launch his 21 Savage Bank Account Campaign, which partnered with non-profit organization Get Schooled and promised 21 teenagers $1,000 each in a scholarship fund to help them take on the challenge of financial literacy. The campaign encourages students to “get the knowledge to pay for college.”
Check out some highlights from 21’s previously held community initiatives below.