Backstage with Michelle and Barack Obama! Exclusive Scenes from Their ‘Afterlife’
From a beach in the British Virgin Islands to the Profile in Courage Awards in Boston, see exclusive snaps of what former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama have been up to since leaving the White House
At Ballou STAY (School to Aid Youth) in Washington, D.C., Michelle spent two and a half hours talking with adult students working to finish their high school degrees.
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Later on during the school visit, Michelle offers a hug to a student who is very happy to see her.
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Barack stands with his former chief of staff and current mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, in the South Shore Cultural Club in Chicago — where both men married their wives.
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Before heading to the Profile in Courage Awards ceremony in Boston, the Obamas attend a reception with members of the Kennedy Family, including John F. Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, who later presented Barack with the annual award.
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Obama shows off his gold swing — sans golf course — backstage in the green room.
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The former first couple shares a smile before heading on stage at the Profile in Courage Awards.
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On stage with Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, Obama accepts the year's Profile in Courage award for "his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century."
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College Signing Day was always cause for celebration in the Obama White House, a tradition they've continued with out of office. At the Public Theater in New York City, she gave hugs to college-bound students in the STEP dance group at MTV's College Signing Day event. The all-girls dance squad from Baltimore will be featured in an upcoming documentary, Step.
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After the hugs were given out, Michelle joined the soon-to-be-graduates in a mid-jump photo opp.