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ATLANTA, GA (CBS46) Rapper 21 Savage is joining forces with the Juma organization to help spread financial literacy to youth with his "21 Savage Bank Account Campaign."

By partnering with Juma, an organization that offers programs to assist youth in stopping the cycle of poverty, the rapper will help teens learn the ins and outs of money though a digital curriculum, as well as aiding teens with  access to training and jobs.

"While my #1 song was called bank account, growing up, I knew almost nothing about bank accounts," said 21 Savage.

He added that learning how to control his money has been empowering for him. Now, he's putting his money where it counts.

"I want to help kids with a background similar to mine to get smart about their money."

Key takeaways from the program include: how to budget and save, how to invest and the difference between credit and debit.

The expanded program, which originally started in 2018, has also gained the support of U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson.

"It's no surprise that 21 Savage is continuing his work in making financial literacy a priority with the youth of our community," said Johnson in a prepared release. "I continue to applaud his efforts, and I look forward to working with him as we create new positive opportunities for our young people."

21 Savage will also recruit 150 youth to receive employment training at Juma's social enterprise by working concession at Suntrust Park and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

"Getting a first paycheck brings a great opportunity for young people to begin to learn about finances," said Robert Lewis, Juma Atlanta Site Director. "We are excited to partner with 21 Savage and Get Schooled to engage with our young people who need this financial knowledge, skills and tools to position themselves for future success," he added.

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