Michelle Obama's Mentoring Program

Michelle Obama's White House mentoring program helps girls "get used to hearing their voices" in government's most rarefied spaces.

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Girl Talk with the First Lady

Sharing a laugh in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, November 2010.

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A White House Welcome

Addressing the troops in the East Room, January 2010. Now in its third year, the first lady’s program has been such a success, the West Wing has started a version for boys.

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What's in it for the mentors?

“We’re 18 again,” says one high-

powered White House mentoring volunteer. “We get to see life through their young eyes.” Left: Behind the scenes at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, February 2011.


Read our exclusive interview, Michelle Obama Gets Personal, in which the first lady talks to MORE about why it was so important to her to help "open doors" for high school girls.

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First Published January 31, 2012

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