Obama gets personal with at-risk teens, says 'I got high'

President Obama pledges the government will do everything it can to help those 'in a tough position.'

February 28, 2014 1:42:59 AM PST
Last February, President Obama sat in a classroom in Chicago's Hyde Park Academy High School with a group of African-American boys working to overcome their circumstances and navigate the dangers of the city's South Side. The president listened and then shared his own story with the young men, quickly blowing through his schedule to continue the conversation.

The president was profoundly affected by their discussion and inspired to take action [Thursday] to tackle a deeply personal cause: helping minority boys succeed.

Opening up about his history in a way he rarely does publicly, the president explained "I could see myself in these young men."

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