President Obama Meets with Students in the “Becoming A Man” Program

President Barack Obama welcomes participants to the Father's Day luncheon

President Barack Obama welcomes participants to the Father's Day luncheon in the State Dining Room of the White House, June 14, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

President Obama celebrated an early Father’s Day with kids from the “Becoming a Man” program at the White House on Friday. The students traveled to Washington, D.C. from Chicago for lunch in the East Room, where the President discussed the importance of fatherhood and mentorship. The “Becoming a Man” program is based in low-income public high schools in Chicago.  In February, the President visited Chicago to meet the boys in the program at Hyde Park Academy and speak about the importance of education.

President Barack Obama greets participants during the Father's Day luncheon

President Barack Obama greets participants during the Father's Day luncheon in the State Dining Room of the White House, June 14, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Chief of Staff Denis McDonough talks with a young participant during the Father's Day luncheon

Chief of Staff Denis McDonough talks with a young participant during the Father's Day luncheon in the State Dining Room of the White House, June 14, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

 

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