Chance the Rapper, who recently donated $2.2 million to Chicago Public Schools, is on a mission to give educators the recognition they deserve.
He is currently organizing the inaugural Twilight Awards, which will be held in June of next year. James Corden will host the ceremony, which will celebrate “teachers, parents, principals and students that convey leadership,” Chance announced on Friday.
The show will be held in his hometown and will feature guest performers.
He announced news of the Twilight Awards at the end of a summit event for SocialWorks, his charity, during which he pledged the $2.2 million to 20 Chicago public schools.
“Every contribution … brings this city and this nation closer to providing a well-rounded quality education for each and every child,” he said. “Funding quality education for public [school] students is the most important investment a community can make.”
Chance is dedicated to making positives changes in Chicago. Last week, he volunteered his time to grill chicken at a charity event. In the past, he has met with the state governor, donated clothing to the homeless, and led a march to the voting polls.
At only 24 years old, Chance the Rapper was honored by former First Lady Michelle Obama in June when he received BET’s Humanitarian Award.