Program in Chicago Teaches Teenagers About Giving Back

Teenager's video makes a case for a special person in their life who could really use 1,000 dollars.
2:32 | 10/20/15

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Finally tonight, America strong. First time in Chicago, giving teenagers the chance to give back. It starts with a simple question. If you could give $1,000 to one of your silent heroes, who would it be? First period this morning, we were headed into John Hancock high school in Chicago. About to surprise his music instructor. He has no idea. He has no idea. It's hard for teenagers to keep a secret. Reporter: One of thinks students, Daniel Luna sent in this to a Chicago organization. The group invites teenagers 14 through 18 to send in videos about the heros in their lives. Why should their hero get a thousand dollars? The person I would give $1,000 to is my friend, Ellen. Reporter: They are out to convince one anonymous family here in Chicago, to write that check. You revealed a quiet hero in your life? That's it. It's 60 seconds. It's use your words, they are powerful. Reporter: And today's about to be give to Mr. Herrera. If you had to sum it up, what was the gift he gave you. Knowledge. A lot of knowledge. Reporter: Just watch as he walks in. All right. I have a surprise four. What's that? This is for you. This is for you. Because you're so passionate, and dedicated to teaching us. I just want to thank you. This is amazing. Daniel said he was really bad in the beginning, on the guitar. Reporter: But Daniel who learned so much from his hero is willing to play for his teacher. That teacher who, today, learned what it's like when the students given back. This is amazing, and this is something that I will never forget. ? America strong, right near here in Chicago. And the cubs practicing atle Wrigley field, gearing up for game three against the mets tomorrow. That's all of the talk here in Chicago. They are still hopeful. We'll see you back in New York City tomorrow night. Until then, good night.

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