First Lady Michelle Obama &
Ciara Head To Detroit For College Signing Day At Wayne State University
May 01 | by _YBF
First Lady Michelle Obama and Ciara
teamed up to encourage kids to aim for college degrees during the
FLOTUS Reach Higher Initiative event in Detroit. Get deets inside and
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Today, First Lady Michelle Obama, Ciara and University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh
(atop) attended the first-ever citywide College Signing Day as part Of
The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative in Detroit, Michigan.
The first lady chose to appear at Wayne State University in Detroit
to encourage students to enroll and graduate from a higher education
institution in what was billed at the city's first "College Signing
Day". It's all a part of FLOTUS's Reach Higher initiative, a social
movement to inspire young people to take charge of their future by
pursuing and completing education past high school.
Mrs. Obama, who attended Princeton University as an undergrad, used her own experiences to inside the audience. "So
here's my message: If I can do it, man, so can you. I am like you!
There's no magic here. I didn't get here because I was rich or famous or
had important people looking out for me. I got there because I worked
hard. And if you got into college, you have everything you need to get
through college. If you all do all this, you will succeed. I
know you will. You will get that degree. And with that degree you will
have the key to building the life of your dreams. This is the answer."
And it looks like Ciara has found herself in the good graces of The
White House. As an education advocate, Ciara was the perfect choice to
join the First Lady.
During her words of encouragement to the kids, the "I Bet" singer said, ""Dreams are possible if we believe. Your dreams really start and end in you. Where you can go in life really starts with you."
In addition to the event in Detroit, there were 600 other College Signing Day events held across the nation today.