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Let these words of wisdom from Michelle Obama jump start your week

Even though she is no longer the first lady, Michelle Obama is still just as determined and dedicated to shine light on the importance of getting a college education.

This past Friday, Obama was in New York City speaking at MTV's College Signing Day, which she started four years ago. Along with a heartfelt congratulations to the college-bound high school seniors, she also had some major advice for the bright group.

She got real and explained that getting into college is just the beginning, and that everyone will have their fair share of challenges and struggles. "No one gets through college, or life, on their own," she shared. "Go out and build your base of support...You cannot do this alone. I didn't. No one on this stage did, and we are not expecting that from you."

Obama continued to emphasize the importance of finding a community while in school. "Once you find that community—and you have to find your community in college, and it may take some time—you're gonna get this thing. You're gonna soar, and you're gonna continue to make us proud." She also told the students that they need to be prepared to be the next generation of leaders so they can take on the challenges and issues happening around the world. The former FLOTUS assured everyone that even though she is no longer in the White House, her and husband, former president Barack Obama, will continue to support young people and push for education.

What are your thoughts on the importance of education? What will you study in college? Let us know in the comments! 

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by Shilpa Raj | 5/8/2017
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