#ReachHigher #BuildingABrighterFuture

Greetings Asbury Park Family,

In May of 2014, ed.gov along with Michelle Obama launched a Reach Higher initiative to encourage students to complete their education beyond the 12th grade. To help celebrate National College Signing Day and the second anniversary of the Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama would like to invite you to wear college gear on April 26th (jeans and sneakers will be allowed).  

People of all ages, across the country, have supported this initiative over the last two years by sporting college apparel and sharing the importance of higher education in person and on social media. Asbury Park School District will be supporting this event as well this year. On April 26th, come to school dressed to impress in college gear. Our district photographer will come around to all of your building to capture these moments, then place these pictures on social media using the hashtag #ReachHigher.  Principals also inform all students to wear the favorite college sports team. We want very everyone to wear college gear, whether it's from a relative, friend, or college they wanted to go or aspire to go. Let's shoot for 100% participation. The school with the largest turnout will win a dress down day to use anytime of the school year.  

Through this initiative, we will continue to support The Obama Administration’s North Star Goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, and everyone should get involved to support our students and America!

Be sure to tag these handles and the hashtags #ReachHigher and #buildingabrighterfuture:

Twitter: @FLOTUS // @ReachHigher
Instagram: @MichelleObama // @ReachHigher2020