Chance the Rapper shares sweet photos and videos of his daughter Kensli's kindergarten graduation
Chance the Rapper is one proud father!
The award-winning artist celebrated his daughter Kensli Bennett’s graduation from kindergarten with a loving tribute on Tuesday.
To mark the special moment, Chance posted several photos and videos from the day and wrote a lengthy message about his 5-year-old’s progress.
“Kensli finished Kindergarten at home with flying colors!!” he began. “Her September birthday would’ve placed her in preschool again this past school year, but nothing is stopping this genius!!!”
“We had her in homeschool with the amazing @ms.bri.mclean who gave her an accelerated Kindergarten course with focuses not only in math and reading, but also arts and history from a radical lens,” he continued, mentioning Kensli’s teacher, Briana McLean.
Chance went on to say that Kensli “directed movies, wrote books, went on nature walks, learned advanced math,” among other activities, while she was being home schooled.
“Her Social and Emotional skills are better than some adults, like I’m literally so proud,” he boasted. “She’s moving on to the FIRST GRADE and tested in the 97 percentile in math and 99 percentile for reading… OUT OF THE KIDS THATS OLDER THAN HER.”
He also stated that his immense pride in her accomplishments stems from his own father.
“If u ever met my dad you would understand I come from a long line of people being extremely proud of their kids, but KENSLI YOU GIVE ME THE BEST REASONS,” he wrote.
The artist, who actively supports the Chicago Public School System, has previously spoken about how important promoting education for children across the nation is to him.
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He said his desire to help came from the impact of his own education.
“It wasn’t until after I got out of high school that I really understood the disparity in the education that I received going to a more prestigious school downtown in Chicago versus my neighborhood school and saw the difference in the trajectory of the lives of mine and some of my friends that grew up and went to the neighborhood schools by my house,” he told “Good Morning America” last year.
“That was a causation for me to go and work with the Chicago Public School System and focus on the funding formulas — kind of being an equity for kids that were from my neighborhood and for some of the black and brown neighborhoods in Chicago,” he added.
Chance’s wife, Kirsten Corley Bennett, also shared a post for their daughter to mark the milestone on Tuesday.
Alongside a video of Kensli throwing up her cap, Bennett wrote, “I’m not crying your crying … Kensli is graduating kindergarten y’all. I’m not ok. But I’m so proud of her!!!”
Chance and Kirsten are also parents to 1-year-old Marli Grace.
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