Stars team up to help 130+ students transition into college

The event is a part of Mrs. Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, which encourages all students to pursue education after high school.

Michelle Obama and Wale team up to promote higher education

Michelle Obama and Wale joined forces to help college-bound teens overcome obstacles and succeed in college.

Reports say the US First Lady and the rapper hosted more than 130 students transition smoothly into college via the "beating the odds" summit at the White House on Thursday, July 23.

The Grammy-nominated rapper admitted to the students that he didn't take college seriously as a young boy and had hoped he would end up in the NFL. Wale said he landed on academic probation at first, but college eventually taught him to be self-made and "take the training wheels off" in life.

As for Mrs. Obama, she told the students her goal is "to make education cool again."

The first lady and Wale were part of a panel discussion moderated by E! News co-anchor Terrence Jenkins. The rapper performed for the students later Thursday.

The event is a part of Mrs. Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, which encourages all students to pursue education after high school.

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