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Michelle Obama Teams Up With DMV Rapper Wale to Promote Access to Higher Education

Wale1.jpgWASHINGTON, D.C. - Bowie State, Virginia State University attendee and DMV Rapper Wale receives his pass to the White House for a new initiative that First Lady Michelle Obama is doing.

According to source, the chart-topping MC will perform a concert for the Reach Higher initiative at the nation's capitol next week, as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's 2015 Beating the Odds Summit. She also invited to the White House 130 college-bound students who come from special needs, under-served, homeless, foster, rural, and urban experiences around the country.
"This event is focus on sharing tools and strategies students can use to successfully transition to college and the resources they will need to complete the next level of their education," the Press Office said via statement. The students are those who've, "overcome substantial obstacles to persist through high school and make it to college."
Wale is the only invited musical performer. Terrance Jenkins; Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; and Manuel Contreras, a rising senior at Brown University and co-founder of the first-generation college student organization, 1vyG will sit on the panel.

Wale quote tweeted The Hill  announcement of the partnership.
Wale attended Robert Morris University and Virginia State University (HBCU) on football scholarships, later transferred to Bowie State University (HBCU) but dropped out to pursue his career in music.

Source: http://www.bet.com/

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