Better Make Room is about creating a space for all the great things you’ll do next, staking a claim, forging a path and lighting the way for others just like you. And it’s a lot more fun to get there together. Get a better education, imagine a better future. You’re about to arrive—and the world Better Make Room.

Testimonial 7

“With every word you speak, with every choice you make, with the way you carry yourself each day, you are rewriting the story of our communities.”

– Michelle Obama

Testimonial 6

“Understand that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.”

– Michelle Obama

Testimonial 5

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”

– Michelle Obama

Testimonial 4

“We have this window of opportunity; we have a chance to make something real happen. Something possible happen, to live beyond our fear—think about that, and help us. Help lift us up, help us fight this fight to change—transform—this country in a fundamental way. This chance won’t come around again.”

– Michelle Obama

Testimonial 3

“The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.”

– Michelle Obama

Testimonial 2

“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.”

– Michelle Obama

Testimonial 1

“The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in that door and take your seat at that table—all of that starts with education.”

– Michelle Obama

Better Make Room Reach Higher

is  a campaign within   the REACH HIGHER


Better Make Room for your next steps:

– register for the SAT + ACT


– Apply to at least 4 colleges


– Check out options to help

pay your way on UPNEXT


– Visit a college campus and

post a selfie 

using #BetterMakeRoom

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