Michelle Obama Celebrates International Women’s Day By Surprising A Group Of Girls At D.C. School


March 8, 2017


Another week, another surprise visit from the 44th First Lady of the United States! Today, Michelle Obama kicked off International Women’s Day by surprising a group of 12 girls at Cardozo Education Campus, a combined middle school and high school located in Washington, D.C. While there, she and the young ladies engaged in a roundtable discussion about education and their future goals. Most of the girls are a part of the school’s international program for recent immigrants; some coming from countries in Africa and Latin America.  


The surprise visit was captured on Mrs. Obama’s SnapChat story, where her followers saw the girls’ priceless reactions to being in the presence of a former First Lady. Following their sit down and a number of hugs, Mrs. Obama took to social media to share details about her visit. 

Celebrating the beauty and diversity of our country on this #InternationalWomensDay with some of the many fierce and promising girls here at DC’s Cardozo Education Campus. I loved visiting this school because it tells the American story in so many ways. Three years ago, Cardozo established its International Academy with only 150 students, but today it boasts nearly 400 who are thriving in and out of the classroom. By embracing young immigrants and their diverse cultures and contributions, Cardozo is a model for our entire country. The girls I met with today are ready to take on the world. We’ve just got to make sure that the world is ready for them.

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In 2015, President and First Lady Obama launched the “Let Girls Learn” initiative, a social campaign created to ensure that all girls have access to a quality education. Today, its legacy continues to inspire girls everywhere to reach higher and dream bigger; we can thank Michelle Obama for that. 

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