Chance The Rapper Will Honor Educators and Students With His New Twilight Awards Ceremony

And you won't believe who's hosting.

Chance The Rapper may want to consider changing his name to "Chance The Advocate."


After all, he's become almost as well known for his humanitarian work as he has for his Grammy Award-winning music. Earlier this year, Chance launched the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund, which will provide arts programs and materials to schools in need, and donated $1 million to public schools in his hometown, Chicago. 

Still, this insatiable education advocate believes there's much more work to be done — and he's the one to do it.  

At a SocialWorks (his "youth empowerment charity") summit in Chicago's Southside on September 1, Chance announced the first-ever Twilight Awards, honoring "teachers, parents, principals, and students that convey leadership," according to Pitchfork. Hosted by James Corden, the award ceremony will take place in Chicago in June 2018 and will feature "special guest performances." 

At the event, Chance also announced this year's recipients of the New Chance Fund, awarding individual $100,000 grants to 20 Chicago Public Schools. Those interested can watch his full speech on YouTube and donate to SocialWorks online. 

(H/T: AV Club

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