Actor Omar Epps teams up with youth program to empower kids

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Actor Omar Epps stopped by a Gravesend school Monday to show students that success means staying in school. 

Epps, a Brooklyn native, was invited to the Life Academy High School for Film and Music to unveil a new poster campaign for "I Will Graduate," a city-sponsored youth development program.

The actor says it's a personal project for him, having gone to public school in Brooklyn and a mother who was an educator. 

The message for this year's campaign is education is the key to success.

Students say that Epps is an inspiration for them to follow their dreams.

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