Thursday, May 7, 2020
During Teacher Appreciation Week, Chance the Rapper is shining a light on teachers through The Twilight Awards, a special program to thank teachers for all they do. Through three live broadcasts on Instagram, Chance the Rapper will surprise teachers with supplies, donations, and more on behalf of Box Tops for Education. Teachers were selected by showing dedication, originality, and creativity in helping their students thrive. MPS is proud to announce that one of its dedicated teachers has been selected by Chance the Rapper.
Margaret Roushar is a 1st-grade teacher at Parkview School. She has taught in MPS for 11 years and was recently featured on TMJ4 for her efforts in sending care packages to her students during school closures. Margaret is using her government stimulus money to purchase small games and learning tools to support her students and let them know she cares about them.
The Twilight Awards will be broadcast live on Instagram at 7 P.M. CST on May 6, 7, and 8, 2020. Follow @ChancetheRapper on Instagram to watch these special broadcasts and see all the teachers selected by Chance the Rapper. Chance will donate $300,000 directly to 10 deserving teachers and schools in need. Teachers will receive $15,000 for themselves and $15,000 for their schools.
A longtime proponent of childhood education, Chance the Rapper founded SocialWorks in 2016 to empower youth through arts, education and civic engagement. Through SocialWorks, he has given millions of dollars to Chicago public schools and continues to inspire creativity, build dreams and advocate for youth success in all its forms.
Box Tops for Education allows schools to earn money to fund supplies, field trips, playground equipment, and more. Families turn in box top symbols so their schools can redeem them to support student learning. Over the past 20 years, more than 70,000 schools have earned more than $934 million.
Congratulations, Margaret Roushar and Parkview School! You make us #MPSProud!