Ludacris, Chance the Rapper teach Chicago students importance of staying connected

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CHICAGO -- It was more of a dance party than a school assembly Tuesday afternoon at Alcott College Prep on the North Side, as students gathered with city and business leaders to celebrate the power of the Internet and social media.

250 high school students, most of whom grew up on social media, received an education on why computers and smart phones are so vital.

Helping bring that message home were two Chicago area natives who knew how to get their attention: Chatham resident Chance the Rapper and former Oak Park resident -- turned rapper and actor -- Ludacris.

Ludacris and Chance the Rapper mingled with students and gave out laptops, as the city and Internet Essentials celebrated the 50,000 Chicago families who have gotten connected at home over the last four years.

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