JetMag.com notes that “the goal of the initiative is to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by continuing their education beyond high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.”
“Dont rush to be ballin’. Grow into your lifestyle,” the First Lady shared with the students.
Obama also encouraged students to “step out of your comfort zones and soar.” She added that her personal assistants are all former White House interns. “My life is controlled by 20-something-year-olds,” she joked. “It’s really annoying.”
Nick Cannon, who is enrolled at Howard University as a freshman, also share his support of the pursuit of higher education. People reports that Meyers asked the successful businessman why he decided to go back to school.
“I’m not here for a degree. I’m here because I have a real thirst for knowledge,” Cannon said.
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Cannon also took to social media to report how he walked away with a little FLOTUS advice.
“So at School today @sethmeyers and the First Lady @michelleobama came to check on me! Why does it look like FLOTUS is saying, ‘Boy, I know you better not be up at this school acting a fool!’ LOL,” he posted to Instagram.
The “America’s Got Talent” host assured ET that he’s taking his studies very seriously.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and I truly feel like it’s the next stage in my life,” Cannon said. “Entertainment is outstanding, but I truly want to utilize my voice, I want to be a part of a community, and I’m always encouraging young people and being an advocate for education, so I need to make sure I get mine first.”
He added: “I’m not just going to start, or stop in 2020. I’m going all the way to get [my] PhD.”
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) September 1, 2016