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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Students at Discovery Charter School in West Philadelphia got a special visit on Monday. Actor Tray Chaney, who was on the HBO show “The Wire” made an appearance at the school.

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Chaney spoke to the students about self-empowerment and told them they can achieve anything in life.

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It’s all part of the program “Be a HERO.”

Hero stands for “honorable, educated, resilient, and observant.”

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Chaney encouraged students to follow their dreams, stay in school, and prevent bullying.