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Former President Obama, Chance the Rapper Appear in New PSA

A new public service announcement that debuted this week features former President Barack Obama and Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper.

The PSA, cut for the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance initiative, features the former president along with Chance and NBA superstar Steph Curry.

The video is part of the group’s efforts to provide mentorship, reduce violence, and to improve life outcomes for young men of color, according to the group’s website.

“There is nothing, not a single thing, that’s more important to the future of America than whether or not young people all across this country can achieve their dreams,” Obama says in the video.

THE MBK Initiative is now active in more than 250 cities, and now functions under the direction of the Obama Foundation.

Chicago-area student athletes rallied together to help Chance the Rapper make the holiday season brighter for children and families in need. Over the past 30 days, the high schoolers have collected more than 10,000 toys and homemade cards for Chicago-area kids. Now they're headed to the Field Museum. NBC 5's Lauren Petty reports.

Several notable individuals serve on the group’s board, including renowned author Walter Isaacson and musician John Legend. 

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