CHANCE THE LEGEND🎖
Chance is indeed planning some big things for the #Bronzeville tradition. In partnership with #STATEBags and Chance's outreach organization, #SocialWorks, the rapper will hand out 30,000 backpacks filled with "essential supplies" at the parade today, just in time for the start of the school year!
Even beyond his high-profile donations to Chicago Public Schools, Chance has been outspoken with his criticism when it comes to education funding—a trend which continued with the backpacks announcement. "Due to a lack of political leadership by the state and city on the topic of education, SocialWorks will begin to take initiative during the 2017-18 school year to ease some of the immense pressure put on teachers, students and parents," said Chance in a release. "We admire the work we've seen by STATE and are proud to partner with them as we work towards enhancing education and the conversation around funding formulas nationally." Truly amazing when rappers & industry icons give back to the community.