Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Michelle Obama Rolls Her Sleeves Up

Our First lady hit the National Mall in Washington D.C. today (3.17) to help build an affordable, energy-efficient home for the needy. Michelle Obama was participating in the home-building event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of YouthBuild, a non-profit community development program that teaches low-income youth housing construction skills while they work toward their GED or high school diploma.

"Its your core principle that I am so impressed with, providing opportunities for amazing young people,” she said as the crowd cheered. “Giving folks a second and third and fourth, chance particularly to low-income youth, sometimes we overlook them."

CNN reports that the home that was being built will be for a single mother whose Texas residence was damaged by Hurricane Dolly.



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