First lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to a middle school in Detroit Monday morning to kick off the White House’s “Week of Inclusion.”
Trump was accompanied on the visit to Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, as part of the first lady’s anti-bullying initiative.
The first lady and DeVos spent time Monday in the school’s Viking Huddle Class — a 6th grade classroom that focuses on social and emotional learning.
Trump was also set to visit 7th and 8th grade students in the cafeteria to promote “No One Eats Alone” — an initiative to stem social isolation by asking students to be more inclusive of others at lunch time.
“As part of my ongoing commitment to the overall well-being of children, I am looking forward to today’s visit,” Trump said in a statement. “By our own example, we must teach children to be good stewards of the world they will inherit.”
“We need to remember that they are always watching and listening. It is our responsibility to take the lead in teaching children the values of empathy and communication that are at the core of kindness, mindfulness, integrity, and leadership.”