Common wants to see this country's youth with a college degree.
The Oscar winner has teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and a handful of celebrity faces, including Ghostbusters' Melissa McCarthy and Hollywood legend Robert DeNiro, to raise awareness about the Reach Higher campaign with a brand new public service announcement celebrating College Signing Day. According to the Suicide Squad star himself, Common was quickly on board to help after hearing about the opportunity from the first lady.
"I love the first lady. She's inspirational to me and I feel like she's very authentic and down to earth and sincere," he told E! News. "Attending college is something that I think is a benefit to anybody's life."
It certainly was for the Grammy winner, whose mother was previously a teacher. While Common got a record deal before he could finish at Florida A&M University, the time he spent there studying business administration made a lasting impression.
"I loved college," he continued to E! News. "[Those were] some of the most beneficial years of my life attending college and the things that I learned definitely helped shape what I'm doing now."