October 23, 2021

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At White House Summit, Advice For 1st-Gen Latino College Students

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At White House Summit, Advice For 1st-Gen Latino College Students

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WASHINGTON, DC — It was a memorable day for students as they entered the storied doors of the nation’s most famous residence on Thursday, June 23rd. First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed this group of over 130 college-bound students to the White House for the Beating the Odds Summit.

This group of rising freshmen all came from under-represented backgrounds. As part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, the summit focused on strategies that the students could use as they transition towards their post high school education. Michelle Obama started the Reach Higher initiative in the hopes that it would encourage every student in the United States to earn a post-secondary degree. The day was filled with practical advice and suggestions, but a major surprise came later in the afternoon when President Barack Obama burst into the East Room to greet the students.

Read more at http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/white-house-summit-advice-1st-gen-latino-college-students-n397511

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