Former President Barack Obama will welcome civic leaders from around the world to a summit hosted by the Obama Foundation next month, designed to empower young people to create change, he announced in a video Wednesday. Want to join? While the Obamas will be inviting select guests from across the world, you can apply to attend and show your support. "During this inaugural Summit, hundreds of leaders from around the world will come together to exchange ideas, explore creative solutions to common problems, and experience civic art, technology, and music from around the world".
The Foundation is now inviting people to join the Summit and there is an application on the website for interested parties to join.
Former President Barack Obama has become increasingly vocal over the course of Donald Trump's presidency.
"When President Obama left public office in January, he asked people to believe-not in his ability to bring about change, but in their own. Our programs will grow as we continue to listen and learn", said David Simas, the foundation's CEO. Another project will be "training days", which he said will "teach young people how to put civics into action where they live".
According to the foundation's website, the Training Days for 150 participants ages 18 to 24 will launch in Chicago on October 14, then move to Tempe on November 11 and Boston on November 18.
This fall, we're kicking off Obama Foundation Training Days in three communities to energize young people - particularly those who are not yet engaged in civic life - and kickstart their work to make a difference.
Obama Foundation officials will discuss plans for Obama's upcoming presidential center on Thursday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, at 5 p.m.