In 2014, the city of Chicago dubbed Chance The Rapper as their “Outstanding Youth of the Year.” Now the 21-year-old Chi-town native is living up to his outstanding achievement by contributing to the youths of the community. Chance, along with several other celebrities, were in attendance for the inaugural Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge at Malcolm X College on Monday (January 19).
The city’s new initiative brought different groups like Get Schooled, Internet Essentials by Comcast, Chicago City of Learning (CCOL) and a number of community-based organizations together with public schools in Chicago for the first educational event of its kind. The challenge had students participating in a series of “quests” over a three-month period. Students were rewarded with laptops, sports apparel, and gaming consoles for their involvement and also earned points that counted towards their respective school’s overall score.
As of January 11th, the students had collectively completed over 50,000 quests. As a reward, Internet Essentials gave the participating students a check for $100,000. The grand sum will be used to fund computer labs, increase Wi-fI access on school grounds and support digital literacy education. Celebrities like Christina Millian and Sway were also in attendance for the event. Chance thanked Sway, Get Schooled and the Chicago White Sox for all of their help and support on Twitter.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) January 19, 2015
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