It all started when the former first lady walked into the computer lab, she announced that there would be a $100,000 donation for all the school’s needs. From there, she mentioned how the school would be receiving new Apple computers and laptops, as well as iPads for every student, and to top it all off, a new outdoor basketball court.
In the video below, Principal Kristie Edwards talked about how the area where the school is located is one of the rough areas in DC.
I had so much fun putting a smile on all of these little faces from Randle Highlands Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the @TheEllenShow for letting me be a part of #EllensGreatestNight!pic.twitter.com/3lOWaUAqQY
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) December 11, 2019
“We actually sit on the hill in Southeast D.C. It’s considered one of the roughest areas in D.C.,” Edwards says. “Sixty-five percent of our students are in the foster care system, or they are homeless … When our students come in here, they’re expecting the same thing, and that’s to get love, a hug, and to ensure they’re in a safe space.”