Chance the Rapper dished out the first ceremonial scoop to honor a group of people who are as selfless as they are instrumental in helping all people to thrive: teachers.
As hundreds and hundreds of Chance the Rapper fans queued up among the large group at Navy Pier, Chicago’s son greeted the crowd who responded with tremendous energy. “There is no profession more important and responsible for every single person in our entire country than teachers. Today, we honor them,” said Chance the Rapper. “Today, and this week, we’re doing something really cool… offering free Ben & Jerry’s for teachers in Chicago.”
The collective team announced the plan to give teachers free ice cream this week (May 2-6) at all three participating Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops in the greater Chicagoland area including Navy Pier, Glenview, and Naperville.
Mint Chocolate Chance, Ben & Jerry’s most exciting flavor of the year, is a cool mint base with fudgy chocolate brownies. It was inspired by Chance the Rapper’s childhood memories when he would add his mother’s homemade brownies to mint ice cream. Mint Chocolate Chance is available as both ice cream and as a sunflower butter-based Non-Dairy dessert. His flavor, and all Ben & Jerry’s flavors, will be up for the choosing for teachers during the National Teacher Appreciation Week giveaway.
Chance the Rapper donates a percentage of his proceeds to his five-year-old non-profit, SocialWorks. SocialWorks aims to empower youth through the arts, education and civic engagement with programming that focuses on education, mental health, homelessness and performing and literary arts. SocialWorks directly impacts thousands of young people yearly while inspiring creativity, building dreams and advocating for youth success in all its forms.