Chance The Rapper Is Creating an Awards Show to Honor Educators

Chance the Rapper (photo via DANIEL BOCZARSKI VIA GETTY IMAGES)

by Taryn Finlay via

Chance the Rapper wants to give educators the recognition they rightfully deserve. The Chicago rapper is organizing the inaugural Twilight Awards, set to be held in June 2018. The ceremony, hosted by James Corden, will celebrate “teachers, parents, principals and students that convey leadership,” Chance said in his announcement Friday. The show will be held in his hometown and will feature guest performances.

He announced news of the show at the very end of a summit for his charity SocialWorks, during which he pledged a $2.2 million donation to 20 Chicago public schools. The summit was a Steve Jobs-inspired event where Chance gave an update on the nonprofit’s progress since he launched it a year ago. “Every contribution … brings this city and this nation closer to providing a well-rounded quality education for each and every child,” he said at the event. “Funding quality education for public [school] students is the most important investment a community can make.”

Chance is on a mission to make a positive impact on Chicago. In the past, the rapper has advocated for better opportunities for the city by meeting with the state governor, donated money and supplies to students, donated outerwear to the homeless and led a march to voting polls. The 24-year-old was honored by former First Lady Michelle Obama when he received BET’s Humanitarian Award in June. Hear his full remarks from the SocialWorks summit in the video below:

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6 thoughts on “Chance The Rapper Is Creating an Awards Show to Honor Educators”

  1. Thank you for stepping up, speaking out, and demonstrating what you value–education and educators. I hope policy makers at all levels will take notice and decide to pay public school educators what they are worth!
    Dr. André J. Branch, Associate Professor of Education, San Diego State University

  2. I truly think this is just awesome of you stepping up to acknowledging Teachers who most likely wouldn6be recognized or rewarded for what they love. They get up every morning and do their best to educate and instill direction in these young minds.

  3. Ah! I can’t believe this isn’t a thing already! Chance is a trailblazer. I’m proud to see a young brother utilizing his platform and resources for positive change.

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