First Lady to Address Local High School Students at Georgetown University
November 4, 2011
|WHO:||First Lady Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama will continue her commitment to engage young people, encourage them to pursue educational opportunities and promote youth mentoring with a visit to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. As she has done at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Mrs. Obama will speak with young people who have the opportunity to participate in a day-long university “immersion experience” at a renowned university.
At Georgetown University, the high school students will be paired with college mentors, take campus tours, visit classes and learn first-hand about the transition from high school to college. Students from Wheaton High School (MD), Anacostia High School (DC), and the White House Leadership and Mentoring Initiative – which includes students from D.C., MD, and VA high schools – will attend a full day of activities. They will conclude the day with a visit by Mrs. Obama who will deliver brief remarks and answer their questions.
Students, faculty and staff at Georgetown give hundreds of hours in service to support local schools and improve education access throughout the District of Columbia. More information on the range of activities is available at http://neighborhood.georgetown.edu/fact-sheets/good-citizen.html.
Tuesday, November 8 at 2:45 p.m.
|COVERAGE:||Media interested in covering the First Lady’s remarks should request credentials from FirstLadyPress@who.eop.gov by Friday, November 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Press will need to present valid credentials on campus. Pre-set information and check-in directions to follow.
Rachel M Pugh