Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was struggling in school, had been arrested multiple times, and spent time in juvenile detention. But today he is a mentee at the White House and part of My Brother’s Keeper, a White House initiative for young men of color.

Noah recently had the chance to record a StoryCorps interview with President Barack Obama, who wanted to know more about Noah’s life.

Originally aired February 25, 2015, on NPR’s Morning Edition.