Giving Back: Chance The Rapper & Sway Help Raise $100,000 For Chicago’s Get Schooled Program

I love reporting stuff like this! Chance The Rapper teamed up with his brother Taylor Bennett, Sway Calloway and more, and raised $100,000 for schools in his hometown of Chicago through their Get Schooled program! The money will go towards new technology (computers, iPads, etc) to help 6 elementary schools with their digital learning programs. “The city is focused on helping students prepare for college, and The Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge did just that,” Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel said at the event, which was held on Martin Luther King Day. Get Schooled has already helped 22,000 Chicago households with internet service since the foundation started. More info available here!

Big Sean To Be Principal For A Day In Detroit School

As part of the “Get Schooled” campaign, Big Sean will be taking over a school in Detroit for a day. “Get Schooled” is a campaign that encouraged students to get up and go to school every day because of how important their education is. Sean will be principal for a day in reward for the students increasing their attendance rate by more than 8% from last year. Read more below. Julie1205

Nicki Minaj And Trey Songz Join “Wake Up And Get Schooled” Campaign

Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz have joined onto the “Wake Up and get Schooled” campaign.  They join celebs such as Wiz Khalifa, Baron Davis, Ciara, Cappie Pondexter, Greyson Chance, Jesse McCartney in the programs that gets kids out of bed and into school! I know I wish I had a campaign like this around when I was in school! Read about the campaign and what it does after the jump. @Julie1205

Copyright © 2010-2014 FUNKMASTER FLEX, LTD. All rights reserved.