Obama was elected by young people. Now, he wants to empower the next generation.
In 2008, when Facebook and Twitter were still new on the scene, young voters utilized social media to assist propel Barack Obama to the White House. He knows firsthand how powerful a force they can be when inspired by a cause they believe in.
During a talk in Japan, Obama revealed that he’s channeling his post-presidential legacy into finding ways to help tomorrow’s leadersconnect and work together.
Obama said if he can successfully create a platform that helps young leaders better communicate, it could have a profound impact on American democracy.
“I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas, ” he said. “Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.”