Barack and Michelle Obama to donate $2 million to Chicago youth jobs
There’s been a lot of controversy over the past few days about how much former President Barack Obama gets paid. Now, he and Michelle are giving some of that money away.
During a recent event at the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, Barack announced that he and Michelle are going to start giving back. AOL reports that Barack and Michelle will be donating $2 million to summer job programs to give more opportunities to the city’s youth.
“One of the things that we will be starting this year is Michelle and I, personally, are going to donate $2 million to our summer jobs programs here in the community, so that right away young people can get to work, and we can start providing opportunities to all of them,” Obama said.
“We’ll be working with the city, we’ll be working with the county, we’ll be working with businesses because part of what we want to do is reach young people who might be at risk if they don’t have something to do during the summers,” Obama continued. “But part of what we also want to do is to reach older youth who may be prepared for apprenticeships because one of the things that this project is going to do is generate jobs.”