When you reach the end of your schooling career, you may be considering not going to college because you are tired of being a student, or perhaps you do not have money to go, or maybe you just never really liked school. Well now, the First Lady is looking to change your viewpoint on this. The great news coming out of the White House this week revolves around the new initiative, “Better Make Room”. This program was started by Michelle Obama to encourage kids between the ages of 14 and 19 to think about pursuing school after high school.
The program is opened to kids looking to continue their education with either college or a vocational school. The idea is that the program will use social media to help celebrate stories of successful students who have achieved their dream of higher education. Some of their new partners are: Vine, Mashable, UpNext, Seventeen, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and A+E Networks, and a few others. They aim to help students reach their goals they have set out and feel better about their education.
The good news is that this program is set to use celebrity partners to help garner attention of students and further encourage them along the way. Because of the social media input and use, students will be able to use these platforms to tell their own stories, ask questions, post their goals, and encourage each other. Bringing students together this way has never been done before, and this new program is looking to break down some barriers in terms of who can go to secondary schooling and who believes that they cannot.
Because the United States has slipped recently in terms of education, the hope is that with this program, the nation climbs up the ladder in terms of numbers of graduates per year, and makes it to the top. President Obama himself hopes that by 2020, the United States has reached the top spot in terms of college graduates. While that remains to be seen, the hope for now is that this Better Make Room program just continues to encourage those with high hopes and dreams to follow them and educate themselves even more. The good news is, with so much happening on the internet lately, kids will be more inclined to use the social media aspect of this program, which is one certain way of getting more kids involved.