President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton participated in the 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholars Graduation and celebrate the fifth anniversary of the program at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas.

Before the graduation ceremony, President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton visited Byron Sanders, CEO of Big Thought and Presidential Leadership Scholar (PLS) Class of 2017, at one of Big Thought’s youth programs that uses visual, performing, and digital arts to help young people improve job skills, gain a positive self-image, and increase social and emotional development. Sanders was inspired during PLS to leave his job in finance and pursue his current role at Big Thought helping close the opportunity gap by bringing the right opportunities to the kids who need them most.

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