Michelle Obama’s Reaching Higher

Today Michelle Obama announced her new Reaching Higher Initiative, as part of the College Opportunity Day of Action. We had feet on the ground in D.C. today for this event:

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“The Reach Higher initiative will help make sure all students understand what they need to complete their education, including:

  • Exposing students to college and career opportunities
  • Understanding financial aid eligibility that can make college affordability a reality
  • Encouraging academic planning and summer learning opportunities
  • Supporting high school counselors who can help more kids get into college

“The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady’s effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.


“In today’s economy, a high school diploma just isn’t enough. Students have to reach higher, which is why the First Lady is working to rally the country around the President’s “North Star” goal — that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.”

You go Michelle!  Folks: if you haven’t visited the Tap Room at the Nassau Inn in Princeton, New Jersey, home of her alma mater, it’s lovely to see her picture up there along with all the famous white guys and one other woman, Brooke Shields.


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