For his 24th birthday, Chance the Rapper decided to give back to the kids of Chicago. 

Billboard reports the Grammy Award winner raised over $100,000 for his youth charity, SocialWorks, during his birthday party on April 16 at Chicago hot spot, Studio Paris Nightclub. The celebratory charity event, which the rapper announced on April 12 via Twitter, was open to the public with general admission tickets running from $100 to $2,500 for a premium VIP table.

Those in attendance were treated to special performances by T-Pain, Ludacris, and Chance.

Through SocialWorks, Chance aims to empower and foster leadership to the youth of Chicago through various mediums including arts, education, and civic engagement, according to the organization’s website.

Last month, he launched his New Arts Fund for Chicago Public Schools and also donated $1 million to Chicago’s public schools. The 24-year-old’s continuous service to his hometown has also led Time magazine to include him as one of their “100 Most Influential People in the World.”



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