“They come for skateboarding. They stay for education” - Skateistan …
The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady’s effort 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.
In today’s economy, a high school diploma just isn’t enough. Students have to reach higher, which is why the First Lady is working to rally the country around the President’s “North Star” goal — that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.
On May 1st, show your school pride for #ReachHigher
Show your support: Take a photo in your college T-shirt and Instagram it, Facebook it or Tweet it with the hashtag #ReachHigher.
DID YOU KNOW?
In some countries, fewer than 10% of teenage girls complete secondary school.
As part of the U.S. government’s commitment to Let Girls Learn, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Peace Corps have formed a powerful collaboration to expand access to education for adolescent girls around the world.
Educating girls is essential to healthy and thriving communities but, globally, barriers to adolescent girls completing school are particularly significant.
She explains ‘what’s up’ with LET GIRLS LEARN in this video:
RIGHT NOW: 62 million girls worldwide are NOT in school.
This program will address that challenge by empowering local leaders to put lasting solutions in place. Peace Corps Volunteers who live and work at the grassroots level will serve as catalysts of community-led change, and every American can get involved and make a difference.
4GGL thanks the Peace Corps for this great chance to take ACTION.
In the first year of the Let Girls Learn collaboration, Peace Corps will initially target 11 countries where we can make a real difference: Albania, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Georgia, Ghana, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Togo, and Uganda.