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Tuscaloosa teen meets President Obama

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Tyler Merriweather (far right) and other Boys and Girls Club of America representatives meet President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Tyler Merriweather (far right) and other Boys and Girls Club of America representatives meet President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBRC) -

A Tuscaloosa teen got the chance of a lifetime this week: to meet the President of the United States.

Tyler Merriweather is the Boys and Girls Club of America's Southeast Youth of the Year. He met President Obama yesterday to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing young people today. Among the top issues: education and job access.

Merriweather says the Boys and Girls Clubs of West Alabama was a sanctuary for him over the past five years.

Merriweather spent much of his youth helping his single mother and taking care of his sister who has medical challenges. He says the time he spent at the club helped him to develop into a caring and driven young man.

Merriweather is now studying accounting at the University of Alabama.

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