On Monday, Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper announced that he would be donating $1 million to his hometown city’s public school system.
At a press conference at Wescott Elementary School, Chance expressed his disappointment in Illinois governor Bruce Rauner following a recent meeting over the weekend:
“While I am disappointed in Governor Rauner, that will not stop me from doing all I can to support Chicago’s most valuable resource: its children.”
Chance, who networth is currently listed at only $1 million, said that in addition to the $1 million he’s giving away, he will also be donating $10,000 to various schools’ after school programs.
“This isn’t about politics,” Chance said, “This isn’t about posturing, this is about taking care of the kids.”
All this comes after Chance waited more than two weeks to meet with the governor about funding for Chicago Public Schools, Chance the Rapper emerged from their sit-down Friday visibly frustrated with what he described as “a lot of vague answers.”