Olivia Harvey
January 15, 2020 9:49 am
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She may not be First Lady anymore, but Michelle Obama is still working hard to help the youth of America. This month, she will launch a series on IGTV (Instagram’s long-form video platform) called A Year of Firsts. Episodes of the show will revolve around real, first-generation college freshmen across the United States. The topic is extremely personal to Obama herself.

Obama teamed up with ATTN: to bring the series, part of her Reach Higher initiative, to the social media platform. Reach Higher aims to help youths in America achieve educational goals past high school by providing support systems within the school counseling profession, celebrating students’ success via social media and specialized events, and raising awareness about college access tools like FAFSA and Up Next.

“I’m so excited that @reachhigher is teaming up with @attndotcom to share the stories of four first-year college students: Robert, Linette, Regan, and Haseeb,” her post said. “Can’t wait for you all to meet them and learn more about what taking that leap really feels like, day in and day out.”

Not only will A Year of Firsts follow these students through their day-to-day academic stresses and new relationships, but the series will also cover financial difficulties associated with college, as well as mental health issues.

The six-episode series is set to debut on the Former First Lady’s IGTV channel in mid-January and run through June. Needless to say, we’ll be refreshing our Instagram feed until the first episode airs. We definitely don’t want to miss this.