Rapper 21 Savage, who recently launched a bank account campaign to educate teenagers about financial literacy, stopped by the Camp Jewell House Academy in Decatur, Georgia, last month to teach students about the importance of bank accounts.
Joined by Congressman Hank Johnson, 21 Savage sat down with the school’s Executive Director Jewell Hunter, who emphasized that because Camp Jewell House services at-risk students, she wants to give them opportunities they would not get at a public school and to show them that if they work hard, they can have “the best of everything.”
Congressman Johnson shared his appreciation for the school allowing 21 Savage to stop by, explaining that when the rapper “hit a wall” over his immigration status, it appeared that “some people have decided that he is too controversial to allow into schools to talk with school kids.”
On the way to surprise students, 21 Savage stopped to look at their artwork lining the hallway, including a particular portrait one pupil drew of him. Upon entering a classroom, he took to the marker board to teach a short lesson about bank accounts, which he stated are important when it comes to “saving money, investing money, and making your life easy.”
21 Savage also lead another discussion about finances in front of a larger audience, where he explained, “I got a program called the Bank Account Financial Literacy Program. And you can do it online, or we’re having workshops. And I partnered up with Get Schooled and Juma, and we’re gonna be giving away 150 jobs. And every week, we’re gonna be releasing a new badge.”
You can watch the full video above. For more information on 21 Savage’s bank account initiative, visit getschooled.com.