The first lady will urge leaders in Chicago to expand opportunities for at-risk youth.
Never forget where you come from is a creed that First Lady Michelle Obama takes very seriously. On April 10, she's heading back home to Chicago to meet with local business and community leaders about increasing opportunities for young people to achieve their full potential and decrease violence, the White House announced Wednesday.
"Mrs. Obama will be urging Chicago’s business leaders to invest in expanded opportunities for youth across Chicago’s neighborhoods," the White House said in a press release.
Obama will deliver remarks at a luncheon titled "Working Together to Address Youth Violence in Chicago." Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host the event, which will include members of the city's Commercial Club, Economic Club, Executives Club and World Business Chicago. It is part of an effort by a coalition of local businesses to raise $50 million to support community-based programs for at-risk youth.
The first lady returned to Chicago earlier this year to attend the funeral of slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton. She also marked the third anniversary of her "Let's Move" initiative at the city's McCormick Place convention center and rolled out a new initiative called "Let's Move! Active Schools."
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