By Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama and Executive Director on White House Council on Women and Girls

Billboard. Marie Claire. Proctor & Gamble. JetBlue. And a group of kids putting on a bake sale. What do they all have in common? They are organizations and…


Michelle Obama delivers her final remarks as First Lady.

Today, the First Lady delivered her final remarks at a Reach Higher event at the White House. Watch her speech, then read the full transcript below.

I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong. So don’t be afraid –- you hear me, young people…


Sept. 8, 2014. Greeting students at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Ga. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

In 2014, two months after launching her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a small round table in the East Reception Room of the White House.

My colleague and Executive Director of Reach Higher, Eric Waldo, was tasked with bringing together a group of recent high school graduates…


This Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver her final remarks as First Lady at the School Counselor of the Year ceremony at the White House. For over 50 years, the White House has hosted a Teacher of the Year Ceremony, and the First Lady saw the opportunity to start…


Today, the President and First Lady will host a State Dinner in honor of the Prime Minister and Mrs. Loong of Singapore at the White House. At this State Dinner two very special guests will be joining us, Major Jeremy Haynes of the U.S. Army and his wife Sergeant First…


First Lady Michelle Obama participates in an interview with Tyler Oakley after a Reach Higher initiative “Prep Rally” at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 8, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Today, I’m headed to the White House. Casual! Not really, I’m freaking out.

My first visit to the White House was on a choir trip back in 2004. We stood on the outside of the gates, taking pictures from afar. I was in 9th grade, with no thoughts of college…


Chef hats printed with the name and state of the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winners sit on shelves in the Cross Hall. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

First Lady Michelle Obama once again teamed up with PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge to promote cooking and healthy eating among young people across the nation. …


Imagine being told that you are not allowed to go to school. Imagine being told that an education — one of the most fundamental building blocks for a healthy, long, and fulfilling life — is simply not an option for you. It’s hard, right? But, for millions of girls around…


Hello, everyone. Hola! And unfortunately, that’s the extent of my Spanish. It is truly a pleasure to be here, and thank you so much for having me.

Before we get started, though, I just want to express the heartbreak I know that we all are feeling after the horrific attack…


Step 1: Open Snapchat

Step 2: Add “MichelleObama”

Step 3: Enjoy!

Today, we are peeling back the curtain and taking you behind-the-scenes with the First Lady’s new Snapchat account. You can begin following her today at MichelleObama.

It’s no secret, young people today are avid Snapchatters — more than half of 13 to 34 year-old smartphone users are Snapping their daily…

Michelle Obama (Archives)

This account will be maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and will serve as an archive of Michelle Obama’s content.

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