Titled “Bank Account At Home,” the project is a partnership between the rapper’s Leading By Example Foundation, mobile banking service Chime, education technology platform EverFi, and nonprofit Juma Ventures. The nationwide program aims to educate young people on managing and earning money.
21 states, “I started my Bank Account financial literacy program in 2018 to help the youth with money management. Now that times are hard as ever during this pandemic and so many families are affected across the country, I feel it’s more important than ever to give our next generation of leaders the tools to succeed in life.”
The program’s website offers financial literacy resources for a range of ages from elementary school to high school students. Lessons start at learning the basic concepts of money management, planning financial futures, and topics regarding budgeting and entrepreneurship. The initiative will introduce additional tools and scholarship opportunities in August.
In tandem with this, the rapper is also working with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide free WiFi and tablets to underprivileged students in the city.
Visit Bank Account At Home’s webpage on Chime.com to get involved.