First Lady Michelle Obama honors after-school programs

WASHINGTON (WLS) -- First Lady Michelle Obama honored more than a dozen after-school programs at the White House Tuesday.

Mrs. Obama calling the group of honorees, "the next generation of fabulous."

Each program receiving an award will also get a $10,000 grant.

During her speech the first lady called for the funding of arts and humanities programs to continue, saying they teach students problem solving, teamwork and discipline.

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