First Lady, Sec. of Education make a surprise visit to Michigan

The First Lady was visiting middle school students in Detroit.

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, MICH. - First Lady Melania Trump is visiting a middle school this morning in metro Detroit.

She and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are to tour Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield Township.

The surprise trip is for Trump to address bullying, and she's to speak with students and join them for a "No one eats alone" lunch event, according to a news release. 

According to the news release: 

First Lady Melania Trump to Kick Off the “Week of Inclusion” at Michigan Middle School

 

First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield, Michigan to kick off the “Week of Inclusion,” part of National Bullying Prevention Month.

 

During her visit, Mrs. Trump will spend time in the school’s Viking Huddle Class, a 6th grade classroom that focuses on social emotional learning.  The First Lady and Mrs. DeVos will observe and participate in lessons about respecting others, kindness, and inclusion.

 

In addition to classroom participation, Mrs. Trump will visit with 7th and 8th grade students in the school's cafeteria in an effort to bring awareness to “No One Eats Alone,” a concept that seeks to reverse the trends of social isolation by asking students to engage in simple acts of kindness - such as making sure that no one is eating alone and students are making an effort to eat with new classmates and peers.

 

“As part of my ongoing commitment to the overall well-being of children, I am looking forward to today’s visit,” stated First Lady Melania Trump.  “By our own example, we must teach children to be good stewards of the world they will inherit.  We need to remember that they are always watching and listening.  It is our responsibility to take the lead in teaching children the values of empathy and communication that are at the core of kindness, mindfulness, integrity, and leadership.”

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