Michelle Obama teams up with 'Spotify' to help students prepare for college
Monique Judge, The Root | 7/29/2017, 2:39 p.m.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama showed that her investment in the future of the youth in our country is a real commitment by attending the Beating The Odds Summit at Washington, D.C.’s Dunbar High School Thursday.
Mrs. Obama, as well as executives from Spotify, including Troy Carter, VP of Creator Services, and Danielle Lee, VP of Partner Solutions, shared their experiences of overcoming obstacles and the lessons they have learned on their personal and professional journeys with 35 high school students, at a day-long event meant to inspire the college-bound students to consider majors or careers in the tech industry. Reach Higher at Civic Nation also participated in the event.
The day included college transition workshops, a panel during which Spotify execs discussed the important role music plays in culture and communities, as well as a performance by R&B artist Kevin Ross.