- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 30, 2015

President Obama told a group of middle-school students Thursday that he’ll likely go back to his work as a community organizer after leaving the White House.

“That’s the kind of work that I really love to do,” Mr. Obama said during a visit to the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington.

“I’ll still be a pretty young man” after leaving the White House, he added, and will go back to helping people, bringing business into communities that need it. Mr. Obama will be 55 years old when he leaves office in January 2017.

The president told students that he wanted to be an architect when he was young, and then aspired to be a basketball player, but “I wasn’t that good.”

When the president gave a rather long answer to a student’s question about how to beat writer’s block, the boy eventually cut off Mr. Obama, telling the president, “I think you’ve sort of covered everything about that question.”



The president was at the library to conduct a “virtual field trip” with students from Wicomico County Public Schools’ Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Md., and from the Kramer Middle School and Brightwood Education Campus in Washington.

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