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Chance the Rapper always puts on for his city every chance he gets, and his newest contribution to Chicago is perhaps his greatest one yet. Today, the rapper announced he will pledge to contribute $1 million to mental health services in Chicago.
He also announced plans to give $100,000 to 20 additional Chicago Public Schools. He made the major reveal today in Chicago on stage in front of Chicago Public Schools educators, principals, health care experts. The new initiative by Chance called “My State of Mind.” It serves to create an accessible, modern resource for the people of Chicago to learn about and access mental health services.
“This year, 20 more schools will get $100K,” Chance the Rapper said during the announcement. “We will be upping the game in terms of equity, in terms of what is rightfully yours. Principals, teachers, we got your back.”
Applications for those mental health grants begin in January. You can learn more by visiting http://www.socialworkschi.org