Chance The Rapper Is Creating An Award Show For Educators

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 12: Chance the Rapper attends the 88th Annual Bud Billiken Parade on August 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

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.”

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