Wow! FLOTUS — a.k.a. the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and first-generation college graduate — shared her story with the I’m First project!


“Neither of my parents graduated from college…But I learned pretty quickly that I had what it took to succeed in college,” she recalls.

“At first, I even worried that maybe I just wasn’t as smart as some of my classmates but soon enough I realized that was all in my head. I was just as smart as everyone else and I had just as much to contribute…No matter where you come from or how much money your family has, I want you to know you can succeed in college and get your degree.”

Watch the First Lady’s video and others on the Stories page.

If you’re a first-generation college graduate or student who will be, follow the First Lady’s lead and share your story to inspire and motivate the next generation of students working hard to be the first!

Here are some tips and instructions.

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