Melania Trump will celebrate the anniversary of her “Be Best” children’s initiative at the White House next week.
The first lady’s office says Tuesday’s event will include a speaker to represent each of the program’s three pillars: child well-being, social media use and drug abuse. Mrs. Trump says in a statement that she’s looking forward to the celebration and plans to expand “Be Best” in the coming year.
Students, medical professionals, technology companies, Trump administration officials and others will be among those attending the event.
The statement said:
“As First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Trump has chosen to focus her efforts and resources on helping children become the best that they can be. Broken into three main pillars, Be Best promotes a world for children based around healthy living, kindness, and respect. Be Best acknowledges an ever-changing society that relies primarily on technology and works to find ways for children to live in a safer online environment. Be Best also aligns with the Administration’s focus on the opioid crisis. Mrs. Trump will continue to use her initiative to promote people, programs, medical research, and organizations that can help mothers and families deal with and defeat opioid addiction.”
The first lady has visited hospitals and schools across the U.S. and around the world to promote “Be Best” and its goals in the past year.
“I am looking forward to this celebration,” First Lady Melania Trump said. “Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to meet so many incredible people who are working hard every day to care for and provide a better world for our children. Next week will not only be an opportunity to thank so many leaders and innovators for their contributions to making Be Best a success, but a chance to come together as a community and set plans for expanding the initiative in the coming year as we work towards building a greater future for our children.”
She announced the initiative at a White House Rose Garden event in May 2018.
This article was edited by TheBL.