Adopted in 1965 by the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships:
The purpose of the White House Fellows program is to provide gifted and highly motivated young Americans with some first-hand experience in the process of governing the Nation and a sense of
personal involvement in the leadership of society.
It is essential to the healthy functioning of our system that we have in the non-governmental sector a generous supply of leaders who have an understanding — gained first hand — of the challenges that our national government faces. In a day when the individual feels increasingly remote from the centers of power and decision, such leaders can help their fellow citizens comprehend the process by which the Nation is governed.
The 2015-2016 class of White House Fellows visits the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower naval aircraft carrier as part of their education program.
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