Michelle Obama may not be the First Lady of the United States anymore, but that hasn’t stopped former President Barack Obama’s wife from making surprise visits like she did during her time in the White House. In honor of International Women’s Day Wednesday, the former first lady surprised a group of female students at a school in Washington and chatted with the girls about the important role women play in American society.
Obama engaged with 12 female students at Cardozo Education Campus in a roundtable-style conversation and discussed their educational goals and plans for their future.
Before meeting with the young women in a classroom, Obama took to her Snapchat to announce her visit, People magazine reported.
“We’re celebrating International Women’s Day with a group of amazing young women. We’re going to talk about education — the importance of it in their lives and in mine,” she said.
Following her visit, Obama took to her Twitter account to share a picture of her experience with the students.
“So impressed by the extraordinary girls I met at @CardozoEC who represent the beauty and diversity of this country. #InternationalWomensDay,” she wrote.
It wasn’t uncommon for Obama to pop in on students unannounced while she was performing her first lady duties. And it apparently is something she plans on continuing even after returning to life as a private citizen.
Obama surprised students at Ballou STAY High School in southeast Washington March 1, which was her first official outing since her husband handed the Oval Office over to President Donald Trump in January.
During that visit, Obama met with 14 students privately, and although details of their meeting weren’t revealed, Caroline Morales, Obama’s communications director, told People magazine the former first lady had an “emotional and heartfelt discussion with the students” that came with “tears, laughs and lots of hugs.”