PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke on Wednesday to around 8,000 high school students attending the 2018 College Signing Day at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Michelle Obama encouraged students to speak out if they find themselves struggling during what could undoubtedly be an anxious time.
“No one gets through college on their own,” she said.
The signing day initiative was launched in 2014, during Obama’s time in the White House. It formed part of her Reach Higher program, which aimed “to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school.”
Hollywood stars Robert De Niro, Rebel Wilson and Bradley Cooper, and singers Camila Cabello, Kelly Rowland, Ciara and Janelle Monae were among the celebrities who joined Obama at Wednesday’s event.