Photographer taken by: Pete Souza, Former Chief Official White House Photographer
Travon Washington, Sterling L. Gilmore (Myself), De-Aundra Kerby and Kymonee Cannon with President Barack Obama (44th President)
Photo taken: October 14, 2017 (Saturday)
Taken: Gary Comer Youth Center; South Shores Drill Team Chicago, IL (2nd Floor, Band Room)
Over 150 young adults from around the city gathered on Saturday for a full-day program focused on civic engagement and leadership development. Participants, ages 18-24, learned how to use their own story as a powerful tool for change and to become more active in shaping their communities. Gary Comer Youth Center hosted the Obama Foundation's first programming event and served as the perfect setting to inspire the participants to envision new opportunities for community impact. Attendees were thrilled to meet President Barack Obama who surprised them with a special session at the end of the day and left them with a motivational message,
"The best way for me to have an impact is to train the next generation of leaders so that I can pass the baton and all of you can make changes in your communities, the country and in the world."
- By President Barack Obama 44th President.
President Obama's surprised visit the Gary Comer Youth Center in 2018. "Watch video"