Barack & Michelle Obama Prepare to Open 'The Obama Presidential Center' in Chicago [VIDEO]
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Barack and Michelle Obama have another reason to celebrate!
For the past year, the Obamas have been working to launch The Obama Presidential Center in the Southside of Chicago. Now they’re watching their efforts come to life!
Michelle Obama turned to Instagram last night, posting photos of what’s to come in Chicago’s Jackson Park: “a dynamic place for Chicagoans and visitors alike to gather, exchange ideas, learn, and also have some fun.”
From the very beginning, @BarackObama and I knew the Obama Presidential Center had to be on the South Side. It’s where we met and where our girls were born. It’s home. We've been designing the Center as a place that inspires young people and gives them the tools they need to find their voices, then go out and change the world. It will be a place to learn, connect, and have some fun. The South Side will finally have a sledding hill, a vegetable garden like the one we had at the White House, and other attractions for Chicagoans and visitors from around the world to enjoy. Follow the @ObamaFoundation for updates, and let us know what you think!
Our favorite president says, “This center, most importantly, is for the leaders of tomorrow, who are ready to step up and create the world as it should be. We want this place to inspire them; to lift them up; to give them the tools that they need to succeed.”
With a new, sleek design for the Center underway, Barack, Michelle, and the city of Chicago are ready for new inspiration and a place to facilitate creativity for the leaders of tomorrow.
Watch more about the Center below.