Melania Trump reflects on the anniversary of her “Be Best” campaign launch and highlights to the Daily Caller what she sees as some of the “major” accomplishments since it started two years ago .
“Over the past two years, Be Best has played a major role in spreading awareness, highlighting successful programs and acts of kindness, and encouraging public-private sector relationships to help children overcome the struggles they face every day,” the first lady shared with the Caller.
“It remains our generation’s moral imperative to take responsibility and help our children manage the many issues they are facing today, including encouraging positive social, emotional, and physical habits,” she added. (RELATED: Here’s A List Of How Every Country In The World Is Responding To Coronavirus)
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Some of the initiative’s accomplishments include visits to over 20 classrooms and meeting with nearly 4,000 students from all over the world.
During her trip to Africa, the first lady visited the Chipala Primary School in Malawi, where she discussed the importance of educating and empowering youth. There, she also highlighted USAID’s efforts to increase access to education for children in Malawi and donated soccer balls, classroom supplies and books.
Stephanie Grisham, the FLOTUS spokeswoman, shared that since it’s launch, the first lady “has used BE BEST to connect with families, children, and key leaders and stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds to hear their stories, learn about the issues they face, and shine a spotlight on important and innovative solutions that are helping children become their very best selves.”
“Mrs. Trump will continue to address the importance of online safety, promote the well-being of children, and continue to find more ways to help families affected by opioid abuse and addiction,” she added. “In a time when our nation is faced with a global pandemic, Mrs. Trump continues to use BE BEST in ways large and small to demonstrate the power of kindness and healthy living happening throughout our nation and around the world.”
FLOTUS has also toured nearly 20 hospitals both in the U.S. and globally, advocating for their innovative programs and thanking the medical staff for their devotion to their patients.
The first lady also met with Congress to promote its SUPPORT Act legislation, its importance in helping to reduce opioid use during pregnancy and how to recognize early childhood issues related to substance abuse.
In addition to traveling around the world, she has invited thousands of children to the White House over the last two years to participate in various Be Best activities.
And in February, FLOTUS was honored with the 2020 “Woman of Distinction” award from Palm Beach Atlantic University for all her work through her Be Best campaign.
FLOTUS noted that “when we teach our children to cherish our values and care for each other, they are better prepared to carry on Americans’ legacy of compassion, service and patriotism.” (RELATED: Melania Announces Three-State Tour For Be Best Campaign. Here’s Where She’s Headed)
“It is my hope that by talking about the values of Be Best with young people in the United States and around the world, our children, teachers, and parents will strive to share them with family and friends throughout their own communities,” the first lady concluded.