Immediate past First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama has taken time out to appreciate Chance the Rapper for his generous donation to public schools in Chicago on Monday, March 6.
The rapper had made a $1M donation to Chicago public schools in contribution to the State’s efforts to make up for a $215 million shortfall in State funding.
The State had run short of funds due after Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner vetoed an education bill in December.
Chance made the announcement at a press conference at Westcott Elementary School on Monday.
According to Chance, “Our kids should not be held hostage because of political position. While I’m frustrated and disappointed with the Governor’s inaction, that will not stop me from continuing to do all I can to support Chicago’s most valuable resource: its children.”
The rapper, a public school kid himself, thanked the CPS and “everyone in Chicago” for being contributing factors to the person he has become.
He said he made the decision basically to encourage people to simply do the right thing.
“Mainly, because this is what’s right. It is a call to action, for other individuals and corporations,” Chance said.
Appreciating his generosity, Mrs Obama said, “You are an example of the power of arts in education.”
Written by Clement Oluwasegun