Series Goals

The goals for this series are:

  • Relationship Building—The forum will establish a space where young leaders can meaningfully engage and interact with officials from the Obama Administration on diverse policy areas that affect their community.
  • Sharing Ideas— Participants will raise policy and programmatic areas of importance. Also, participants will identify local success stories and practices in policy areas that could benefit other communities across the country.
  • Working Together—The forum will allow participants to connect with each other and Obama Administration officials to share tools and community solutions that can be leveraged to address larger issues. Participants and Administration officials will work together to identify and develop opportunities for collaboration between the Administration and other leaders from across their community and across the country.
  • Obama Administration 101— The forum will ensure that participants gain a deeper understanding of the Administration’s work, learn how they can connect with the Federal Government at the local level, and plan for the work yet to be done.