‘I’m Still Asking You to Believe’: Obama Gives Final Farewell as President


President Obama gave his final farewells to the nation earlier today, as well as sharing what his and his family’s plans are for the near future.

For the final time, he tweeted out his thanks from the official @POTUS account:

That website Obama linked to above is the website for the Obama Foundation, which lays out its goals thusly:

The Obama Foundation will focus on developing the next generation of citizens — and what it means to be a good citizen in the 21st century. It will draw strength from the rich diversity and vitality of Chicago, where the President and First Lady met and raised their daughters, and it will have nonprofit programs across the city, the United States, and the world.

Whether you are looking for a role in your community or have been active on the field of democracy for years, we look forward to working with you and for you. Together, we will build programs to inspire us all to be better citizens and to help young leaders develop their ideas. This will be a design year for us, and we hope you’ll join in.

And in the above video, Michelle Obama joins the outgoing president to discuss their plans, including the fact that they’ll be “taking a little break” to spend some much-needed time with their family.

They want people to contribute ideas to the foundation, and on the website if you click “Share An Idea,” the question that pops up is, “What do you think makes a good citizen? What ideals or actions come to mind when you think about citizenship?”

Obama concluded, “Thank you, and we will see all of you again soon. Bye-bye.”

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