Wale Teams Up with First Lady Michelle Obama for “Reach Higher” Education Initiative

From Wale's Official Instagram
From Wale’s Official Instagram

Wale will be joining First Lady Michelle Obama this Thursday (July 23, 2015) at the White House for the 2015 Beating The Odds Summit.

According to Madame Noire, in a press release The White House communication team said: “As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome more than 130 college-bound students from across the country to participate in the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit. These students are being sponsored by 70 non-profit organizations, and represent a mix of urban, rural, foster, homeless, special needs, and under-represented youth who have overcome substantial obstacles to persist through high school and make it to college.”

Wale is a D.C. native and is overjoyed at the opportunity. He will be performing for the students. As reported by All Hip Hop, the rapper will also sit on a panel moderated by E! News co-host Terrence Jenkins which will feature the FLOTUS, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and 1vyG co-founder Manuel Contreras.

Wale spoke out on his gratefulness by saying, “I’m beyond honored and grateful to be involved in the First Lady’s ‘Reach Higher’ initiative and to have the opportunity to sit down with her, as well as perform for the kids of D.C. I believe that the youth are the first step in creating a better country, so to be involved in a program that aims to enrich their lives is truly the greatest reward. Having grown up in Washington, D.C., being invited to the White House by the First Lady is a dream come true. Thank you to Mrs. Obama and her entire staff for this opportunity.”

Michelle Obama

Our First Lady is truly amazing! First Lady Michelle Obama is truly committed to changing the lives of our youth.

Congratulations to Wale on the amazing opportunity.


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