February 15th, 2013
09:39 PM ET
9 years ago

Chicago students see a guide in Obama

Chicago (CNN) - To these young men, President Barack Obama is a model of what they could become - if they can avoid violence, unemployment and other pitfalls that have derailed some residents in their communities.

High school students enrolled in the Chicago schools' "Becoming a Man" program sat down with the president Friday in their school before he delivered a speech about the blight of gun violence on communities and the economy.

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