Lady M announced a mentoring program for 13 young high school girls from the Washington area today. Thirteen high powered White House staffers – including her band of Chicago molls -Desiree Rogers, Susan Sher, Tina Tchen and Valerie Jarrett – will be coaching these girls on everything from fiscal responsibility to etiquette.
Some of the girls want to be doctors, lawyers, research scientists and community organizers, but first we’re starting them off with some tips on fashion. Because we all know being smart is important, but looking good is crucial.
MO has been thinking about this initiative for quite awhile now.
"We thought, what can we do to make the White House different, to make kids in our own new neighborhood know that the White House is a place for them?"
I suggested a sleep over where we could bring in some of the staff and do hair, nail and makeup therapy, but it didn’t even make the final cut. I still think it’s a good idea.
Her voice cracking with emotion, Mrs. Obama said the program was started to let local kids "know that the president of the United States hears you and values you and cares about your growth and development."
That’s right girls, the president wants you to succeed and that’s why MO is personally assigning all of her important staff members to see to it that you do. So let’s start with a little bit of belt mentoring:
Here is a really hot look, two ways:
And remember ladies: proper undergarments are necessary for a proper fit.
OK then, there’s more. Lady M said that one goal of her mentoring program is to coach young women on financial literacy, since studies show students especially lack basic financial skills. And when she’s done mentoring the high school kids, she’s going to run the same program for members of Congress. Because we don’t want them passing any more bills that will create another credit crisis, deflate the dollar and ruin the economy. Do we?
In unrelated news, the White House also announced today appointments to the President’s Committee on Arts and the Humanities. They include "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker(whose character, Carrie, would make a fine mentor for any teenage girl). I think this photo displays Ms. Parker’s qualifications for the appointment. Nice flower and I’ll bet those shoes are Martin Margiela’s.
Also named to the panel was talent agent Bryan Lourd (who left his wife, Carrie Fisher, and young daughter for another man, so he’d be a good role model for the young women too).
As I understand it, the panel focuses on arts and humanities education, cultural diplomacy and economic revitalization through the arts and humanities and special events: like voter registration drives and fund raising for the DNC.
So, all we need to do now is get something going with respect to that “financial literacy” issue. Since these girls are going to have a LOT of money at their disposal when they graduate from this mentoring program. And we don’t want them getting “tricked” into investing it in something illegal, immoral or just plain stupid. Like a mortgage that they can’t really afford.