This will mark Obama’s inaugural stop on the freshman program. She was, however, previously a guest on the host’s former series The Colbert Report, and on Late Show when David Letterman was the star.
“It’s always an honor to have the first lady,” Colbert said in a statement. “Better than that, it’s always fun!”
Obama is expected to discuss “Let Girls Learn,” an initiative that seeks to help the more than 62 million girls around the world, half of whom are adolescent, attend school and complete their educations. The program champions community-driven solutions and public-private partnerships to help reduce the barriers that prevent adolescent girls from achieving their full potential, a news release said.
The first lady also will highlight her “Reach Higher” effort, which is intended to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their higher education, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.