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First lady, rapper Wale team up to help college-bound teens

July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with rapper Wale to help college-bound teens overcome obstacles and succeed in college.

More than 130 students were at the White House on Thursday for a “beating the odds” summit on making a smooth transition to college.

The award-nominated Wale told the students he didn’t take college seriously at first, and hoped he’d end up as a professional football player.

Wale said he landed on academic probation at first, but college eventually taught him to be self-made and “take the training wheels off” in life.

Obama told the students her goal is “to make education cool again.”

The rapper was performing for the students later Thursday.

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