Chance the Rapper was the grand marshal of the “back to school” parade in his hometown of Chicago.

On Saturday, he rode atop a white convertible in the Bud Billiken Parade. He told local news station WLS-TV that he was on a misison to “make sure everything is a little easier” for students, teachers and parents.

To that end, he announced earlier this year that he would be donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools. During the parade itself, he helped to distribute around 30,000 backpacks to school kids, all of which were stuffed with school supplies.

Chance the Rapper has also been incredibly outspoken about asking politicians to turn their attention to helping students and schools, especially in Chicago.

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