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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Several teenagers from Chicago were at the White House on Thursday, launching a program that will help other young men.

The goal of "My Brother's Keeper" is to help young men turn into good husbands, good fathers and well-educated, hard-working citizens.

"I explained to them that when I was their age I was a lot like them," President Barack Obama said. "I didn't have a dad in the house and I was angry about it. "

The program brings together businesses and community groups to coordinate efforts.

"It is so essential," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, "giving these kids somebody who cares about them, showing them the right way versus the wrong way."

Supporters have pledged $200 million so far.

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