Michelle Obama raps to raise awareness about college education
First lady Michelle Obama raps with Saturday Night Live star Jay Pharoah in a video to try and inspire young kids to continue their education after high school.
The video was released by College Humor and is part of the first lady’s ‘Reach Higher’ initiative that encourages students to further their education, “whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.”
Obama, who graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School in the ‘80s, raps about her own experience with education in the video.
“South side Chicago, we all know we had to do overtime every night to make it tomorrow and everyone could really make their dream true. Hey kid, listening in Michigan, that could be you,” she sings.
Other initiatives the first lady is involved with include a campaign called ‘Prepared To Be Marketed To’ which encourages teenagers and moms to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables.