Blavin Scholars

For the fifth year in a row, former First Lady Michelle Obama and Reach Higher celebrated the Beating the Odds Summit to support first-generation college-bound students—most often at risk of summer melt—by providing them with the information and support they need to prepare for their first year of college. Our own Blavin Scholar, Rochelle shared her insight into the college experience. Forbes magazine wrote, " Rochelle, a student at the University of Michigan who also attended the first Beating the Odds Summit in 2014, shared how it was “empowering to know that my voice is important, that our voices are important, and that our stories are important to share.”

To read more about the Beating the Odds Summit click here.