Former First Lady Michelle Obama called up some of her celeb friends to celebrate some high school seniors heading off to college. And she also dropped some inspirational gems for the college bound students. Soak it in inside…
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is no longer in the White House, but she’s still carrying out her “Reach Higher” education initiative she launched while serving as our First Lady.
Yesterday, FLOTUS, rocking her Princeton garb, hosted her fourth annual #CollegeSigningDay event, in partnership with MTV, at the Public Theater in NYC to speak in front of 200 college bound students to celebrate the next big chapter in their lives: higher education.
The special event, emceed by Nick Cannon, included a speech from Mrs. Obama about the importance of higher education, a presentation from the all-girls dance team from Baltimore (who’ll be featured in the upcoming documentary Step), and a routine by the BLSYW step team.
“I might not live in the White House anymore, but Barack [Obama] and I are going to keep on celebrating you all and supporting you and lifting you up no matter what house we live in,” Mrs. Obama told the students.
“Our belief in the power of education to transform your life is real and it’s going to be at the core of everything we do going forward. So today we are celebrating because each and every one of you is taking the next step in your education.”
Then she dropped this important gem, “The number of acceptance letters that you get should be more important that the number of followers you have on social media.”
Check it below:
On the carpet...
The YBF celebs hit the carpet to rep their alma maters!
“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, TV reporter Tamron Hall, journalist Soledad O'Brien, “EXTRA” correspondent AJ Calloway, “The Chew” host Carla Hall, actress/comedian Sherri Shepherd, NFL player Victor Cruz, WONDALAND artist Jidenna, model Ashley Graham, “The Breakfast Club” co-host Charlamagne Tha God, and soulful singer Andra Day all came out to their support:
Legendary group The Roots were also in the college signing day mix.