First Lady Michelle Obama met with high school girls and White House staffers Monday to kick off her mentoring program.
Second Lady Jill Biden, White House advisor Valerie Jarrett, Social Secretary advisor Desiree Rogers, and several members of the first lady’s staff and the senior staff in the West Wing will serve as mentors.
The program includes 10th and 11th grade girls from public and private schools in Washington, Maryland and Virginia and is designed to give the students access to accomplished women. The girls chosen were nominated by their high school principals.
Michelle Obama’s mentoring program is expected to expand slightly in the forthcoming weeks.
The White House has plans to start a mentoring program for boys as well.