Obama Dubs November National College Application Month


President Barack Obama wants young Americans to set their sights on higher education, and he’s asking parents, educators, and community leaders to help.

The commander-in-chief issued an official proclamation last week declaring November National College Application Month.

“This month, we recognize the limitless potential in every student and reaffirm our commitment to offering them the resources they need to succeed,” Obama said in his announcement. “Together, let us forge a future where every student has the opportunity to go as far as their dreams and hard work will take them.”

Obama has set a goal that the US will have the highest proportion of college graduates of any country in the world by 2020.

First Lady Michelle Obama is championing that effort through Reach Higher — an initiative aimed at encouraging every American student to pursue higher education.

Read the full proclamation.

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