Chance the Rapper donating $2.2 million to support arts education in Chicago schools

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - Chance the Rapper announced Friday that his foundation is giving $2.2 million to 20 Chicago Public Schools to support music and art education.

The musician made the announcement at the Harold Washington Cultural Center, where a line of people waited to hear it.

He said it's time for everyone to step up and support arts education.

"We want to give young people a path to expression," he said.

The donation is being made by Chance's nonprofit foundation, Social Works. The money will pay for full-staffed arts education progams at 20 schools. The principals from one school said the money will help them expand their arts education.

"I can't even tell you how excited I am. the kids deserve it. The kids deserve the arts," said Orr Academy High School Principal Shanele Andrews.

Chance said they plan to donate more money for the next school year.

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