November 18-19, 2018
The 2018 Obama Foundation Summit has concluded. Thanks for tuning in! You can see video highlights below.
Video Highlights from the Summit
Obama Foundation 2018 Summit Highlights
This year’s Summit was a tribute to President Obama's longstanding belief that, no matter our backgrounds, we all share a desire to build a better future. Across three sessions, we were joined by incredible speakers including Advocate & Actress Janelle Monáe, U.S. Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, and Author Zadie Smith.
Updates from the Summit
I would be nothing without my community.
We are in a space where at the end of the day, we see each other, we love each other, and we really do all want the same thing, which is love.
I can be anything I want to be. Education has changed my life. I believe that all girls should fight to get an education.
Kiran Sahu, A Member of the Global Girls Alliance
I’ve always had that feeling inside that I was fighting for anyone who has been told no.
Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad
It doesn’t come easy. You have to fight for it. And none of us have to do it alone.
November 17, 2018
A Day in the Life: Harry Grammer
Obama Fellow Harry Grammer founded New Earth to help justice system-involved youth build a brighter future for themselves. See how he does it +
November 16, 2018
A Day in the Life: Hong Hoang
For 20 years, Hong Hoang has mobilized youth leaders to push for environmental preservation. See how she’s taking her work to the next level as an Obama Foundation Scholar. Read more +
November 15, 2018
A Day in the Life: Asa Singleton
See how Asa Singleton, Youth Ambassador for MBK Houston and Summit attendee, is working towards a brighter future through boxing and community involvement. Read the full story +
November 12, 2018
Tell Us: How are you working towards a better future?
The theme of this year’s Summit is Common Hope. Uncommon Stories. Take a moment to think about how you’re working towards our shared hope: a better future for communities around the world. Add your voice
November 13, 2018
A Day in the Life: King Gyan
Take a peek into the life of mentor, footballer, Africa Leader, and Summit attendee King Gyan. Read more +
Obama Foundation Summit Speakers and Attendees Include
President Barack Obama
44th President of the United States
Host, Culture expert
Comedian and YouTube Creator
Youth Ambassador, MBK Houston
Singer-songwriter, Advocate and Actress
Community Leadership Corps Columbia Member