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Chance the Rapper recorded his mixtape 10 Day using the YOUmedia lab at a Chicago Public Library. Now, he’s making sure that more kids have an opportunity to use digital media tools by aiding the creation of a new YOUmedia lab on Chicago’s South Side.

From Chicago Inno:

Students on the South Side of Chicago now have access to more tech resources thanks to a new digital lab at the Woodson Regional Library.

Chicago’s First Lady Amy Rule and Chance the Rapper helped open the new space this week, which will give teens in Chicago access to tools like 3D printing and music production through the Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia program.

Managed by the Public Building Commission, the project will also add new digital labs at the Sulzer Regional Library and Legler Branch Library.

“Expanding digital media labs to libraries throughout the City will provide more teens with opportunities to foster their creativity and nurture their talents,” First Lady Rule said in a news release. “These labs also serve as safe places for teens to stay engaged, benefit from mentorship and form lifelong friendships.”

Read more at Chicago Inno

Photo: 10 Day/Chance the Rapper