Michelle Obama may have left her post as first lady, but she’s still serving as cheerleader-in-chief for students’ college dreams. On Wednesday, she’ll anchor the fifth annual “College Signing Day,” a nationwide event that will include more than 2,000 rallies.
Obama will attend the signing day in Philadelphia, along with thousands of high school students and expected celebrities such as actor Robert DeNiro and DJ Questlove. This year, events are scheduled in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and in Rwanda and Jamaica, according to Eric Waldo, who helped Obama launch her signature college-access initiatives during her years in the White House.
Waldo continues to oversee that work, and it has relocated to Civic Nation, located a stone’s throw from the White House. The nonprofit houses a suite of projects aimed at improving education and engagement, including Mrs. Obama’s “Reach Higher” initiative, which encourages students to pursue education after high school.
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