D.C. native Wale is teaming up with the First Lady Michelle Obama for her 2015 “Beating the Odds Summit” in Washington, D.C. this Thursday (July 23). The summit will have educational workshops, an E! News panel as well as performances from Wale. The program was designed to help with America’s educational goals, around President Obama’s “North Star” initiative to create more college graduates by the year 2020.
Wale recently stated in an interview with AllHipHop:
“I believe that the youth are the first step in creating a better country, so to be involved in a program that aims to enrich their lives is truly the greatest reward. Having grown up in Washington, D.C., being invited to the White House by the First Lady is a dream come true. Thank you to Mrs. Obama and her entire staff for this opportunity.”
Check out more information on the summit and more on Instagram @Reachhigher2020.