Chance the Rapper surprised a class full of fifth-graders at a South Shore school Wednesday, when he crashed their coding class to give the students some pretty insane news. The rapper stood with executives from Google’s charitable arm to announce a $1.5 million donation to Chicago Public Schools and Chance’s arts education nonprofit.
The chicago-born rapper has been giving back to his community for as long as he’s been in the spotlight, and the public school system has benefitted a lot from the philanthropist. It’s the second time in the last couple of weeks that Chance has used a school visit to announce a large donation–Following appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Chance made a surprise appearance at Clark High School, where Jewel-Osco made a generous $1 million donation to his arts education fund, the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund.
Since March, Mr. Bennett has raised $2.5 million for CPS and has donated $1 million to 20 schools for arts education programs. CPS has pledged to bring computer science education to all schools from kindergarten to 12th grade within the next decade.