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Michelle Obama and Educate Texas Inspire Students to "Reach Higher"

April 10, 2019
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When Michelle Obama's Foundation reached out to Shareea Woods, director of Educate Texas’ newly refreshed Texas College Access Network (TxCAN), offering 100 free tickets to disadvantaged Dallasarea high school students to attend her sold-out Becoming book tour event on December 17 in Dallas, Shareea “jumped at the chance.”

“Our mission is to show all students they can achieve a college education after high school – to aim high and let TxCAN and college access professionals help them achieve their dreams,” added Woods. “Michelle Obama’s ‘Reach Higher’ mission and what she’s achieved in life are a true inspiration, and only drives home the can-do messages we share with students every day.” 

Obama provided tickets to students in hopes they would “see themselves and their future potential in her story and reach higher.” TxCAN partnered with Dallas ISD’s Office of Extended Learning Opportunities to bring students to the tour, and with Half Price Books to donate new copies of her book.

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