Michelle Obama By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Michelle Obama By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

In 2014 Michelle Obama launched the Reach Higher initiative, which set out to help schools and counselors help young people see college as an option. But after about a year into the program, the former first lady realized Reach Higher wasn’t directly reaching an important group: students themselves.“Mrs. Obama said the White House…

Reach Higher Initiative Celebrates 5 Years, College Signing Day

Reach Higher Initiative Celebrates 5 Years, College Signing Day

Marching bands, a deejay and a slew of celebs joined Michelle Obama at College Signing Day, an annual event the former First Lady launched while in the White House to celebrate young people and their pursuit of higher education.
Upwards of 8,000 Philadelphia students, educators, parents, elected officials, corporate and community supporters took part …

College Signing Day

College Signing Day

Championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama and hosted by schools, organizations, community leaders and influencers, College Signing Day is a chance to rally around students who have committed to higher education. Every student who commits to going to and completing college deserves to be celebrated just like a celebrity or star…

School Counselor of the Year

School Counselor of the Year

Since 2015, Reach Higher and Mrs. Obama have celebrated the School Counselor of the Year ceremony with the American School Counselor Association. This year, Kirsten Perry, a school counselor at Lawndale Community Academy in Chicago, Illinois, was honored as the 2018 School Counselor of the Year. The ceremony also recognized the…

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