As reported by Billboard.com, First Lady Michelle Obama has teamed up with rapper Wale to help college-bound teens overcome obstacles and succeed in college.
More than 130 students were at the White House on Thursday July 23, 2015 for a “Beating the Odds” Summit focused on making a smooth transition to college.
The Grammy-nominated Wale told the students he didn’t take college seriously at first and hoped he’d end up in the NFL.
Wale said he landed on academic probation at first, but college eventually taught him to be self-made and “take the training wheels off” in life.
Mrs. Obama told the students her goal is “to make education cool again.”
The first lady and Wale were part of a panel discussion moderated by E! News co-anchor Terrence Jenkins.
The rapper performed for the students later Thursday. But before that President Obama surprised the students.
You can watch the entire event here:
This post was adapted from Billboard.com
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