Congratulations are in order for Chancelor Bennett. Chance The Rapper is making waves in more than just the music world. Yesterday (Nov. 9), the Chicago rapper found out just how proud his city is of him. He was nominated and chosen by 100 fellow Chicago teens to receive Chicago’s Outstanding Youth Of The Year Award. Despite all his accolades and accomplishments when it comes to music, this one was “most important award [he] will ever win.” Chance also posed it up with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was also in attendance.
It was this group of 100 Chicago teens that nominated and chose me as the recipient of the Outstanding Youth Award. The plaque is awarded to those who earned it based on youth leadership and an ear for the common issues that plague young Chicagoans. I consider it an honor to teach and a duty to learn, so I plan to wear this proudly and continue to lead the city in conjuction with the Evangel World Outreach Center and other organizations devoted to the next generation. I was ecstatic to see how pleased everyone was with my win, but let me clear to those who speculated. I was chosen by the children, the mayor was only in attendance. #LongLiveTheYoung
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