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21 Savage announces plans to give 150 jobs to at-risk youth

"It all starts with a job."

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Last month, 21 Savage announced the expansion of his Bank Account Campaign, an initiative that teaches disadvantaged youth about financial literacy.

As part of his continued partnership with non-profit organizations Get Schooled and Juma, the Atlanta rapper shared that together the campaign will be entering its next phase, which will be dedicated to helping secure 150 jobs for at-risk teens by this June.

In a press release shared on Thursday (March 7), 21 announced that the jobs will consist of concessions stands at sports and entertainment venues across the United States. In addition to providing jobs for the youth; candidates will also receive training, experience and mentorship. They also will be connected to other educational resources and career-related opportunities.

"While my #1 song was called 'Bank Account,' growing up, I knew almost nothing about bank accounts," the rapper shared in a statement discussing the expansion of his philanthropic endeavor. "As I have gotten smarter about financial management, I realize how empowering it is to control your money rather than be controlled by it. I want to help kids with a background similar to mine to get smart about their money."

The rapper, who will serve as an advisor in a role he's declaring "Money Making Mentor," will also be offering monthly tips about money management and other related topics.

In related news, a week after the Liberty County District Attorney's office rejected a felony theft case regarding a dispute over a 2016 performance, the promoter has re-filed as a civil case in Fulton County, where the rapper resides.

As reported, promoter Sadaetirs Kent Smith is seeking $60,000 for breach of contract and $1 million dollars for emotional distress after a concert she booked went awry. Smith alleges that 21 Savage accepted a payment for a concert obligation of $16,500 for a Sept. 4, 2016 show and never performed. She is also requesting a trial by jury, adding to 21 Savage's legal headache.

The rapper is currently fighting to remain in the country after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested him last month for overstaying his visa and residing in the states illegally.

Take a look at 21 Savage promoting his Bank Account Campaign below.

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