Michelle Obama: “Lead by example with hope.”

“So don’t be afraid. You hear me? Young people, don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined.”

These were the words of Michelle Obama, as she spoke from the White House on Jan. 6, reflecting on her time as First Lady. Her speech was part of a ceremony for educators during which she honored the nation’s 2017 School Counselor of the Year.  She said,“Lead by example with hope, never fear.”

The Washington Post reported: “Obama thanked teachers and advocates “all across this nation who get up every day and work their hearts out to lift up our young people. I am so grateful to all of you for your passion and your dedication and all the hard work on behalf of the next generation, and I can think of no better way to end my time as first lady than celebrating with all of you, so I want to close today by simply saying ‘thank you.’”