(AP) WASHINGTON–First lady Michelle Obama and singer Alicia Keys are teaming up to turn the message of a movie about two inner-city boys battling long odds into a call for the nation to do more to help young people get the support they need to make it to–and through–college.
The first lady held a White House screening of “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete,” for educators and others helping young people make it. The Grammy-winning Keys was the movie’s executive producer and did its score. The movie tells the story of two boys in New York left to take care of themselves.
Keys says she’s passionate about the story, and passionate about the need to do better for kids.