Former President Barack Obama is appearing in a new public service announcement, supporting a 2014 initiative he began that provides mentorship and opportunities for young boys and men of color in the United States.
Released Sunday, the PSA for My Brother’s Keeper Alliance also features Chance the Rapper and NBA star Stephen Curry.
Similar videos, released in the past, have also featured Obama and Curry, The Hill reported.
Obama can be seen in the most recent PSA, saying, “I want you to know you matter.”
“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,” he continues.
In the announcement, a young black actor conveys the message: “We are the ones to inspire our generation to rise up, take action and stand for the idea of opportunity for everyone. Not just for the sake of young men like me, but for the sake of America’s future.”
Others continue the narrative by stating, “We are the ones to not give excuses, to not wait for permission to challenge biases, we just do. We are the ones to act. To bring our unique gifts and talent. To make sure America lives up to its grand ideals for our children and our neighbors’ children because our futures are tied together.”
Obama, Chance the Rapper, Curry and a series of other young men and women repeat the phrases, “I am my brother’s keeper” and “We are the ones,” in the PSA.
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