Michelle Obama Spends Afternoon Reading To Children In Drop-Out Prevention Program
First Lady Michelle Obama spend Wednesday afternoon visiting with third-graders in an after-school program at Ferebee Hope Elementary in Southeast Washington, DC. Ferebee Hope Elementary is a member of Communities In Schools, the nation's largest dropout prevention organization.
Communities In Schools works in partnership with public schools to identify and connect students with the community resources they need to stay engaged in school. These resources are then coordinated through a school-based coordinator and brought directly to the children who need them. Examples include mentoring, tutoring, health care, after-school programs and cultural enrichment.
After meeting with the Communities In Schools' Board Of Directors, Michelle Obama spent the afternoon reading to the students.