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    First Lady Michelle Obama mentors high school girls

    Date: 11.13.09 | by Judge Tom.

    Community service and giving back is part of Michelle Obama’s life. She gave up a corporate lawyer’s position to run a community program in Chicago. Now Mrs. Obama has opened the White House to local high school sophomores and juniors.

    Twenty girls, chosen by their principals, will spend one year mentored by top administration officials. The Vice-President’s wife, Jill Biden, White House Advisor, Valerie Jarrett, Social Secretary Desiree Rogers and others will be mentoring the girls.

    First Lady Michelle Obama

    They will receive financial literacy training, and be exposed to different career paths including foreign affairs. They may also participate in field trips with the First Lady. In return, the girls are expected to “pass it on” when they become adults by mentoring a young person.

    A similar mentoring and leadership program for high school boys that the President will participate in will soon be launched. The girls’ program is a spin-off of the Women of Excellence event that took place in March, 2009. Celebrities including Sheryl Crow and Alicia Keys participated and spoke to young girls at local Washington, D.C. high schools.

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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