Education

Michelle Obama’s “I’m First” Video Urges Students To Pursue Higher Education

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2-7-2014 11-09-54 AM

First Lady Michelle Obama, a prominent advocate for children’s education, urges students to go to college after they graduate from high school in a new campaign. Last November, she spoke to a high school class in Washington, D.C. about the importance of pursuing a higher education.

The First Lady was the first in her family to attend college and graduate. She shared her inspiring story in a video that kicks off a series by first-generation college students and graduates who share their personal experiences for the next generation of “firsts.” It was designed to show students, who lack a family history of higher education, to learn and grow by the inspiration of others who overcame similar challenges.

“No matter where you come from or how much money your family has, I want you to know that you can succeed in college, and get your degree, and then go on to build and incredible life for yourself.”

Watch Michelle Obama’s video of encouragement for student below!