Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaYouTube confirms it picked kids featured in Harris video Photos of the Week: Congressional Baseball Game, ashen trees and a beach horse The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Gears begin to shift in Congress on stalled Biden agenda MORE is launching a web series intended to "empower and inspire" new college students.
The former first lady is the face of "A Year of Firsts," a series on Instagram's IGTV scheduled to premiere later this month. Obama and her Reach Higher education initiative are partnering with ATTN: for the six-episode project.
"Each episode will highlight the journey and personal stories of students as they take on their freshman year of higher education," ATTN: announced in a Tuesday statement.
“As a first-generation college student myself, I know how intimidating it can be to take that leap and pursue your educational dreams,” Obama, 55, said in a statement. “That’s why I’m so proud of these students. By sharing their stories, they’re helping others see that the ups and downs of the first year of college are something everyone goes through — and they’re creating a supportive community for others facing similar challenges.”
It's not the first time that Obama has teamed up with a media company for a college-centered digital series. Last September, she partnered with YouTube Originals and NowThis for "A Student’s Guide to Your First Year of College," which she described as a "crash course" for incoming college freshmen.