2014 CCAI Foster Youth Intern Introduces First Lady Michelle Obama Today

amnoni at the white house

 Today, the Administration celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, hosting children of White House staff to spend the day at work with their parents. For the first time ever, the event was expanded to include children and youth in the foster care system, disconnected from family, and/or who may not have a parent with a job that does not allow them to bring their children to work.

Throughout the day, the children had the opportunity to enjoy a series of educational activities and work-based learning opportunities. The highlight of the day was a visit from First Lady Michelle Obama, who shared stories about her childhood and encouraged the children that they can achieve their dreams.

 The First Lady was introduced by CCAI’s very own 2014 Foster Youth Intern, Amnoni Myers, who is currently a White House Intern for the Domestic Policy Council and supported the planning of this event. Inspired by the words of her mentor, Amnoni has not let her past dictate her future, “As a White House Intern, I am now working to increase opportunities for many of America’s most vulnerable youth. Today we celebrate the expansion of Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the White House and other federal agencies to include hundreds of young people who are not typically included in this event, but like their peers need to be reminded that their future is bright and their potential is boundless.”

 Click here to watch Amnoni’s introduction of the First Lady, beginning at 29:30.

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The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right of a family.

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