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Chelsea Clinton urges students to improve their communities

Posted November 12, 2015

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— Chelsea Clinton challenged hundreds of students Thursday at the Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy to make a difference.

Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was at the Raleigh magnet school for girls to promote her new book, "It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going." The book looks at issues such as poverty and global warming and encourages students to look for ways they can change their communities.

"I think it’s a very true message because it is our world," student Tafui Leggard said. "We are the ones who will benefit or not benefit from what happens as a result of our decisions."

The 35-year-old Clinton encouraged the students to surround themselves with positive thinkers.

"Oftentimes, you really do need help to do what you want to get done," she said. "We’re more likely to succeed if we find the right partners. All of us can stand up for one another."

She said her mother has been her biggest supporter, and although she tried to steer clear of politics during her stop at the schools, she did address the prospect of having another president in the family when asked.

"I so strongly support my mom in large measure because now I'm a mom, and I know she'd be the best president for mothers and families and the future of our country and the world I want my daughter to grow up in," she said.

Clinton went on to say that it's important for young people, especially young women, to have positive role models.

"I think we all have a role to play, candidly, in ensuring that role models in our country really look like our country," she said. "We need to help collapse the imagination gap for young women about what is possible for them."

Although she and her parents discuss world events, she said the main topic of conversation when they speak is her 13-month-old daughter, Charlotte.

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  • Jack Harris Nov 13, 2015
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    One thing she left out of her book was the WORD "Integrity". After her 600K job for doing nothing but receiving a paycheck!

  • John Jung Sr. Nov 13, 2015
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    Oh GAWD!!!