When President Clinton took office in 1993, he made it clear that every young person who wrote to him would receive a response. In addition, he made it a priority that his Correspondence staff should develop publications to help kids and their teachers learn about the Presidency and the White House. Today, the Office of Presidential Student Correspondence has more than 100 volunteers who help the President sort and answer his mail from the thousands of young people who correspond with him each year. On average, since President Clinton first took office, he has received 2,000 letters per workday just from kids under 18. That's 10,000 letters per week; 40,000 letters per month; and 480,000 letters per year!
Over the years, the staff and volunteers of Presidential Student Correspondence have helped the President respond to thousands of pieces of mail including letters sent in after the tragic bombing in Oklahoma City, letters accompanying the hundreds of traveling teddy bears sent to visit the White House by children
all across the globe, mountains of mail that flooded the White House after the shootings at Columbine High School, and inquiries from all the young people who simply want to know what the President eats for breakfast each morning!
President Clinton especially enjoys seeing the many letters sent from his youngest constituents across America and from children around the world.
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