When she had snack time with a table of girls at a YMCA in Virginia
Michelle Obama has made it her mission, officially and unofficially, to inspire girls in America as well as around the world. As first lady, she has launched several initiatives to motivate young people, like fitness campaign Let's Move and her education efforts with Reach Higher, which encourages youth to pursue an education past high school.
Although these focus on American children, her goals are global, too. Michelle's Let Girls Learn initiative is meant to help girls around the world get an education since young women are too often discouraged from staying in school. In June, Michelle took her daughters to Africa and Europe to empower the girls there. She also inspires outside of her initiatives through efforts like meeting with military children and hosting kids at her garden.
Thanks to her endeavors, the first lady has continuously served as a role model while simultaneously making us smile, and here are 22 photos to prove it. See, her husband Barack isn't the only one who's good with kids.