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Michelle Obama Launches Initiative to Support Education for Teen Girls

by Axios | Updated on 10.11.18

Michelle Obama announced that she will spearhead a new initiative to support adolescent girls' education around the world, per a CNN op-ed.

"Equally pernicious is something [girls are] taught from an early age — the belief that because they're girls, they're simply unworthy of an education. It's the same toxic mindset that keeps girls here in the United States from believing they can become computer scientists or CEOs."

What's happening: Obama's Global Girls Alliance will seek to empower and connect grassroots organizations that already exist and are working to eliminate hurdles to girls' education through scholarships and mentorship programs. Obama said the organization will work to identify programs that need support and has partnered with GoFundMe to create a social fundraising platform.

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  • SneakyPete
    10/11/2018
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    Mrs Obama's “Global Girls👧 Alliance” I’m in support of Mrs Obama's Global Girls Alliance which will seek to empower and connect grassroots organizations that already exist and are working to eliminate hurdles to girls' education through scholarships and mentorship programs. Just as long as the program DOES NOT Become a Political program to subvert the girls 👧 towards one side or the other political agenda. Mrs Obama said the organization will work to identify programs that need supporting and has partnered with GoFundMe to create a social fundraising platform. 10*11*18 ..... SneakyPete.....

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  • ApertureLabs
    10/11/2018
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    Like she said, 98 million teen girls around the world aren’t getting the education they need. And they can be threatened if they try to get education. I think this is a great idea.

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  • Robert
    10/11/2018
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    You GO GIRL!

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  • Cindy
    10/11/2018
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    What a blessing!!!!!!

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  • J. scott
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    Good.

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  • Caroline
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    At least someone is thinking of our teen girls.

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  • JTJ
    10/11/2018
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    Nope, the notion that girls in the US are discouraged from being educated and being worthy of fulfilling their dreams is FALSE. This is just a publicity stunt ahead of the midterms. The obamas are self serving, don’t be fooled.

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  • Sheila
    10/11/2018
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    Education should be strengthen for females our teens are our future not just a cliche...

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  • Robert
    10/11/2018
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    Education is very important, thank you ms Obama for doing something about it

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  • Tim
    10/11/2018
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    Frankly, I can’t take this woman seriously. Her negativity both while her family was living in the White House and afterwards was awful. She spent taxpayer money like a drunken sailor in port with a 35+ person staff and taking Air Force One on vacations with her daughters. Melania has so much more class!

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  • PaxAmericana
    10/11/2018
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    While this sounds like a good idea in theory, I fear she will use this opportunity to merely spread her political predilections.

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  • Vanessa
    10/11/2018
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    Education? Or coerce them to vote the Democrat way? Methinks it’s the latter.

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  • John
    10/11/2018
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    Totally support this in countries that have limited education to young girls now or in the past. It should be supported through only private donations and it appears that they are doing that. Keep public monies at home to support our own education system.

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  • Glowurm
    10/11/2018
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    You go, Michele. You do things that really matter. You make us proud!

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  • E.Anthony
    10/11/2018
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    Thank God! for greatness

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  • Richard
    10/11/2018
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    First Lady Obama has always been a gracious, intelligent reminder of the ethical, compassionate, correct way to educate America’s youth. Bravo!

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  • Scarlett
    10/11/2018
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    Education is the key component to solve or at least begin to solve so many issues. Plus Mrs. Obama has continuously shown herself to represent the best of humanity and she truly cares about the children of the world.

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  • Ariana
    10/11/2018
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    I think that this is really beneficial

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  • mijackal9
    10/12/2018
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    How about support for TEENS? These kind of things masquerade as equal opportunity, but stand out to me as bold inequality.

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  • Charla
    10/12/2018
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    If this lady were actually getting this message out to all races of girls not just black girls then maybe I could support her but as a previous 1st lady I expect her to see beyond racial lines to be an example of equality to this generation. Too bad she is unable to be that change.

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