President Obama and Young Americans

President Obama Calls Young Leaders

Yesterday afternoon, President Obama called three young leaders to thank them for the work they did on a range of topics from youth civic engagement and interfaith issues to roundtables with Young Americans, and summits on youth entrepreneurship & employment. The President wanted to let Reshma Saujani, Erik Kamrath, and Haris Tarin know what a big difference the work that they, and scores of other young people like them make every day when they participate in community engagement and help solve major issues that affect all Americans.

The President spoke with Reshma on her partnership with young business owners and advocates around our #1 priority - employment and entrepreneurship – in this case youth employment. He connected with Haris on his work with interfaith communities and the American Muslim community in assuring that no American slips through the cracks and that young Americans of all backgrounds feel connected and engaged in the work of our nation, and he spoke with Erik on the issues of student aid, the Dream Act, and youth jobs that were discussed at the roundtables he hosted.  

President Obama also talked with them about ways in which the Administration will be taking their feedback, and that of young Americans of all backgrounds and opinions seriously as we continue to move forward.

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