CHICAGO — Former U.S. President Barack Obama surprised a group of interns at his Youth Job Corps program in Chicago to talk about their futures.
The 13 students thought they were going to talk about job training experiences with a company member, but when the former president walked in Tuesday, they were in shock.
The students are recent high school graduates, so Obama asked the students if they were excited to go out into the world and for their plans for the future.
Obama said the goal of the program is for these students to see opportunities that are available to them and how the communities the students are from want the students to be involved.
He told the students that they are role models for people their age and how he hopes the program has given the students the confidence they need to succeed in life.
The interns even were able to take a group photo with Obama.