Michelle Obama, the Former first lady, will be offering advice for students of first-year College as part of an original YouTube series.
A 10-episode crash course has been created by Obama and her education initiative, Reach Higher, partnered with NowThis and YouTube. The playlist for learning is going to debut in September and is titled, “A Students' Guide to Your First Year of College”.
About a week after Michelle Obama hosted her annual ‘Beating the Odds’ Summit at Howard University in Washington, D.C, the news about the collaborative effort came in limelight. Obama started the event in 2014 as a roundtable with a small group of students and has used it to give first-generation college-bound students tools to succeed at school.
Obama who is a first-generation college graduate herself, advised students to major is a subject that excites them and to reach out if they’re struggling, at this year's summit. She also asked students to be patient when it comes to making friends. A major part of the former first lady’s advice was to ensure that students knew they weren’t alone. She also exclaimed that even though it might feel like the freshmen students had it together, they were generally experiencing the same difficulties.
Obama who was a freshman in college years ago, found adjusting to college difficult at times.
In a trailer for the YouTube series, Obama while remembering her day said, “When my dad dropped me off at college, I remember feeling overwhelmed and I have a feeling that some of you might know what I'm talking about". And added saying "You're not the only ones."
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