Obama Foundation To Host First Global Summit


"In the weeks and months ahead, we'll be kicking off more initiatives and opportunities for people like you to get involved with the Obama Foundation's mission", Obama said in the video.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama made the announcement via video September 13, also stating he would be creating a fellowship program to work alongside other facets of the foundation to help groom the next generation to "change the world", according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Obama Foundation, the former president's post-White House venture, wants young people to become the next civic leaders of America.

"That's why this October we're bringing together hundreds of leaders from all around the world for hands-on exchange of ideas in my hometown and the future site of the Obama Presidential Center, the city of Chicago", he said.

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"We want to inspire and empower people to change the world", Obama said in the video. Former president Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama will both attend, according to the Foundation. "Our programs will grow as we continue to listen and learn", said David Simas, the foundation's CEO.

Obama, an infrequent Twitter user since the end of his presidency, quoted the Obama Foundation announcement and encouraged his followers to visit the site.

A two-year fellowship program has also been started by them as well.

The foundation will also host training days for young people on how to put "civics" into action. Some 20 residents plan to begin camping out on Wednesday evening to guarantee admittance and push in person for a Community Benefits Agreement.