And as I end my time in the White House, I can think of no better message to send to our young people in my last official remarks as First Lady. So for all the young people in this room,and those who are watching know that this country belongs to you, to all of you, from every background and walk of life.
I want you to remember something that my husband and I have talked about since we first started this journey nearly a decade ago. Something that has carried us through every moment in this White House and every moment of our lives. And that is the power of hope, the belief that something better is always possible if you're willing to work for it and fight for it.
So don't be afraid. You hear me? Young people, don't be afraid. Be focused.
determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. Lead by example with hope, never fear, and know that I will be with you
oting for you, and working to support you for the rest of my life.
So I wanna close the day by simply saying thank you, thank you for everything that you do for our kids and for our country. Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I've made you proud.>> Thank you.>>