Michelle Obama Videos Help New College Parents and Students

Michelle Obama and Sasha Obama have big news to share in 2019.

Sasha Obama, Michelle and Barack Obama’s younger daughter, starts at the University of Michigan as a freshman in September of 2019.  She will be accompanying approximately 7000 other incoming freshmen.

Sasha’s older sister, Malia, is now a junior at a school Ann Arbor folks joke about as “The Michigan of the East.”

Harvard - The Michigan of the East

Sasha’s mother is apparently getting the hang of having a daughter in college.  As the author of the 2018 memoir Becoming, the book that may be becoming the best-selling memoir of all time, Michelle Obama is already moving onto her next project.

Mrs. Obama is now setting her sights on helping new college students and parents in her new video series:   A Student’s Guide To Your First Year of College.

According to the Common App, this will be a 10-episode crash course starting Sept 4, 2019.  It will cover topics ranging from applying for financial aid to finding mentors and living on your own for the first time.

Michelle Obama created the guide with her Reach Higher initiative.  It will feature videos from Mrs. Obama, interviews with experts, advice from upperclassmen and the panel at the Beating The Odds Summit including Mrs. Obama, Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood.

Full playlist coming to @NowThisNews on YouTube on September 4, 2019.

Will the Obamas be eating at any of the best restaurants in Ann Arbor? I personally am a big fan of the top five restaurants listed here: Pacific Rim, Sava’s, Mani Osteria, Jerusalem Garden, and The Chop House (check out their happy hour menu!) However, this is not the first time the Obamas have visited Ann Arbor.  President Obama stopped by to check out the famous Zingerman’s sandwich shop in 2014.

Other Resources for New College Students and Their Parents

Three Resources to Ensure College Success – An earlier Essay Coaching blog that shows how to be efficient with your college day, salaries by college major, and highest paying jobs.

Grown and Flown – A helpful website written by moms Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan.

Are you about to become an empty nester? Here are two ideas:

  • Make plans to regularly stay in touch with your student, such as a Facetime date every Sunday.
  • Also, send him or her off with a gift of family recipes.  Most dorms have kitchens, and students can handle being homesick by baking up a batch of warm chocolate chip cookies like you made at home.

Credits: Photo of Michelle and Sasha Obama from Insider.