A trio of star power closed out the final day of the Obama Foundation Summit: Barack and Michelle Obama, and Chance the Rapper.
Chicago was the focus for the first event.
The former president and first lady say they plan to continue paying it forward in the city that gave them so much.
The former president explained why he chose Chicago for the event.
"This the city that taught me that I could have an impact and I want to give that back to all the amazing young people who are just as talented, just as smart, just as able, they just need a chance,” Obama said.
Chance organized the closing concert with A-listers Gloria Estefan, Nas and others.
Chicago-native common was also present at an earlier forum.
"I come from the south side where people be outside hangin. Back then we used to be down with the gang-bangin'. But now things is changing. Making it even better so Lin put some more rhymes together,” Common said.
His impromptu freestyle rap with Lin manuel miranda was a highlight.
the former first lady also shared her values she learned from her humble beginnings on the south side.
"Do what you say you're gonna do. To be honest and true, to treat people with dignity and respect,” Michelle Obama said. "And to make your life useful and define that usefulness as broadly as you can. Those words guide me. And they led me to Barack Obama who reminded me very much of my own father in his decency in his honesty and his compassion."
Officials for the foundation hailed the inaugural summit a success and they expect many more like it in Chicago in the years to come.