Full Video: Barack Obama Appears at University of Chicago to Promote Civic Engagement
In his first major speech since President Trump took office, Barack Obama put the focus on youth empowerment at a University of Chicago event on Monday. In a roundtable discussion with college students from Chicago, Obama discussed ways to help young people become civic leaders, an issue he said will play a key part in his post–White House life.
“I’m spending a lot of time thinking, What is the most important thing I can do for my next job?” Obama said. “And what I’m convinced of is that, although there are all kinds of issues I care about and all kinds of issues I intend to work on, the single most important thing I can do is to help, in any way I can, prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton and take their own crack at changing the world.”
Watch the full roundtable discussion here: