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NEW YORK – Cardi B is giving back to her community in a big way.

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According to WPIX-TV and News 12, the New York City native returned to the Bronx middle school she used to attend – the Alexander Macomb School, aka I.S. 232 – to speak to students about how education can help them reach their goals.

“Where do you want to be in a couple of years from now?” the 29-year-old Grammy Award winner asked the crowd, according to News 12.

“Make sure you think long-term.”

But the “Bodak Yellow” rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, had more to give than words of advice: She also announced a surprise $100,000 donation to her alma mater, the news outlets reported.

New York City Schools Chancellor David Banks took to Twitter to thank the rapper for her “generous contribution.”

“Cardi B’s commitment of $100K for the arts will help the school’s kids soar to their highest heights,” he wrote. “Thank you, Cardi!”