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  • Countdown to White House Science Fair: Meet Amena & Juan – Teens Changing the World through Online Games

    This week, we’re introducing you to some of the amazing young minds who’ll be sharing their wares at the White House on May 27 at the 4th-ever White House Science Fair. You already met Girl Scout Troop 2612 – a group of amazing seven- and eight-year-olds who designed a flood-safe bridge out of motors and legos. Now meet two ambitious high-schoolers who built a company specializing in online games for good.

  • Committing to a Clean Energy Future

    More than 300 organizations across the country have partnered with us and committed to deploy clean energy and cut energy waste. All in all, these commitments represent more than 850 megawatts of solar that will be deployed –- enough to power nearly 130,000 homes.

  • West Wing Week 05/09/14 or, “Reach Higher”

    This week, the First Lady launched her new Reach Higher education initiative, while the President hosted two bilateral meetings and a press conference, let loose some humor at the White House Correspondents Dinner, and traveled to Arkansas and California.

  • Spotlight on Troops to Teachers: Daniel Leija

    Daniel Leija, who teaches kindergarten for students with special needs and fifth-grade math and science at Behlau Elementary School in San Antonio, is an outstanding participant in the Troops to Teachers program.

  • What Climate Change Means for Regions Across America

    The Third U.S. National Climate Assessment confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the United States and key sectors of the national economy.

  • Photo Gallery: Behind the Scenes from January to March 2014

    The White House Photo Office uploaded more than 150 photos from January through March 2014, to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what the President and First Lady have been up to.

  • Weekly Wrap Up: Ending Sexual Assault, Inspiring the Youth, and More

    This week, we launched a new website to help end sexual assault violence; the First Lady traveled to Texas to encourage students to reach higher by completing their education; Team USA walked in the Let's Move! Olympics Opening Ceremony; and more. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.

  • Iniciativa Llega Más Alto (Reach Higher) para la universidad

  • Reach Higher for College

    First Lady Michelle Obama announces the Reach Higher Initiative -- an effort to inspire more young people to take control of their future through higher education.

  • The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative

    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. In San Antonio, she's giving that effort a name and an aspiration: The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative.