“With her career-long devotion to improving the lives of children, increasing nutrition awareness, and advocating for equal access to education, Michelle Obama’s impact clearly extends beyond her White House years,” said Leslie Stiles, president of the conference’s board. Some of you have even followed through with subscriptions, which is especially gratifying.Our role as an independent, fact-based news organization has never been clearer.But Obama was not ready to give up on Jager, and proposed to her for a second time - asking her to join him in Harvard. She believed that his proposal was 'out of a sense of desperation over our eventual parting and not in any real faith in our future.' The second marriage rejection was too much for their relationship, and the couple split.Obama went to law school where he famously met Michelle where she was working.
President I met Michelle in 1988, after my first year of law school, when I took a summer job at Sidley & Austin, a law firm in Chicago.Such investments are already making an impact in Pakistan, where 12-year-old Sana Sufiyan, who used to work eight-hour shifts in a shoe factory, is now learning to read and write after an LGL grantee persuaded her parents to enroll her in school; and in Malawi, where Halima Robert, who was forced to drop out of school to wed at 15, had her marriage annulled and continued her studies thanks to an LGL program that discourages child marriage."I carry the stories of the girls I've met with me every day," Obama says."Their passion, intelligence, and determination are an inspiration to me, and I plan to keep speaking out on their behalf, not just for the rest of my time as first lady, but for the rest of my life."Take action to help girls around the world get an education. Michelle Obama knows how much work it can take for a girl to get an education.Growing up in a cramped, noisy apartment on the South Side of Chicago, she often woke up at 4 a.m. "I can tell you, my education has been the key to everything I've been able to achieve in my life," the first lady told Which is why, in March 2015, she launched Let Girls Learn (LGL), a bold initiative to raise awareness about the fact that, worldwide, 98 million girls are out of school.