The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks in support of higher education during the fourth annual College Signing Day at the University of Texas at San Antonio, in San Antonio, Texas, May 2, 2014.

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks in support of higher education during the fourth annual College Signing Day at the University of Texas at San Antonio, in San Antonio, Texas, May 2, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Today, the First Lady is heading to the University of Texas at San Antonio to talk to high school students during the city's fourth-annual College Signing Day. College Signing Day is part of Destination College, the city's week-long celebration to encourage students to pursue and complete some form of higher education. On Signing Day, to celebrate students' commitments to higher education, city residents will show their support by wearing college apparel.

While in Texas, the First Lady will join in the celebrations by wearing her college t-shirt to encourage young people to take charge of their futures and complete an education beyond high school. Join in and encourage others to show their support by taking a photo in your college t-shirt and share it with the hashtag #ReachHigher.

College Signing Day highlights the work that the First Lady has been doing across the country to help inspire more young people to reach higher and 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. Today, she will be giving that effort a name and an aspiration: The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative

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To show support for the initiative, people from across the nation are sharing their school pride on social media, using the hashtag #ReachHigher:

Eric Waldo is the Executive Director of the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative.
Related Topics: Higher Education, Education, Texas
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