Chance The Rapper made a surprise visit to Chicago's Courtenay Elementary for the school's college and career fair today, DNAinfo reports. The rapper reportedly gave a talk to the students after lunch about his career and how he became a rapper.
Chance posted a video to Instagram that showed him sitting in on a class where kids were having a math lesson.
This is the latest display of Chance's commitment to Chicago Public Schools. Earlier in the month the rapper met with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner to discuss funding for the city's public schools. After being disappointed in their meeting, Chance pledged $1 million to CPS, as well as donating $10,000 to nine different schools directly.
The DNAinfo report of Chance's visit includes several quotes from students who were very excited to meet the hometown hero.
"I think it was really cool. When I first saw him I was like, 'Oh my god.' I just wanted to jump up... my whole class was excited," said 9-year-old Gorgeous Peoples.
Ethan Nguyen, a 12-year-old, said, "He inspired us to try to make our dreams come true. It was exciting."