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GCYC Hosts President Obama


Comer Alumni Participate in Obama Foundation Training Days at GCYC

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Travon Washington, Sterling Gilmore, De-Aundra Kerby and Kymonee Cannon with President Barack Obama

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."

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Youth participants hard at work

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President Obama in GCYC band room for photo ops.

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Obama Foundation's artistic record of the day's activities

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Comer alum and Obama Foundation Peer Advisor, Breana Brown, waiting her turn for a picture with President Obama