First Lady Michelle Obama has been an avid leader when it comes to wellness and education. She has been on a worldwide tour for her “Reach Higher” campaign urging and encouraging students to take education seriously and reach higher for their futures.
The White House released an official statement unveiling the new campaign that the FLOTUS is spearheading – “Better Make Room,” which is a new public awareness campaign to encourage and celebrate education. Here is an excerpt from the release detailing the premise of the campaign:
The First Lady launched her Reach Higher initiative 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.
That is why, as part of her Reach Higher initiative, the First Lady is announcing a new public awareness campaign, Better Make Room, to target Generation Z, or young people ages 14-19, to celebrate education, change the national conversation, and reach students directly where they are and give them a space to create content while also navigating the college-going process. This campaign will leverage traditional and new media platforms to celebrate student stories in the same way that we often celebrate celebrities and athletes. With partners in the business, philanthropic, media, and education realm, this campaign will stretch across the country to inspire students and give them the tools they need to reach higher for college.
Read the full release here.
Personally, when I was in high school, there were opportunities, and I am forever thankful because I did pursue a higher education and I graduated. I think now there are a vast amount of opportunities for our children to take advantage of and to take charge of their futures and reach for the stars. There are so many programs out there catered to every student which will leave them no excuse for not wanting to pursue their education. College is very expensive, but their are scholarships, financial aid, grants, etc. You can read more about financial assistance here.
Visit Better Make Room website for more information and to see all the partners and businesses involved in this great initiative. This website is full of helpful information and videos.
Share some of your success stories or how you plan to reach out to the youth campaigning the importance of education. #BetterMakeRoom