Hunter Mason has had a tough life somewhat, having lost his father three years ago. He lives with his mother, Charlene Mason, but finds himself to be lonely most of the time, due to her working full-time and going to school. He is proud of her, but also wishes she would spend more time with him. She promises to go out with him many times but the promise never comes through until he gets a project at school that requires him to write about one of the presidents of the United States.
This project has brought about changes in his life that he has been wishing and hoping for a long time now. After spending a day touring the National Constitution Center with his mom, Hunter has gotten intrigued by the current president, Barack Obama's, life and decided to make a change in his own life and those around him, like the president did.