The video posted in 2008 has a profound yet chilling message, especially in the aftermath of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton's death.
"So many children out there are in gangs, and it is your job as students to say no to gangs and yes to a great future" says Hadiya Pendleton unaware at the time that a few short years later she herself would be a victim!
The 15-year-old was killed just a week after performing in an inauguration event for President Barack Obama in the nation's capitol.
Hadiya and her friends took shelter from rain under a metal awning in a park on the eventful day. She was shot in the back when a gunman climbed a fence near the park and opened fire at the group. She died shortly afterwards.
One teen suffered a graze wound to an ankle and another was hit in the left leg below the calf.
She was the 42nd gun death victim in Chicago just this year.