1 Million Strong is a sweeping new initiative announced by President Barack Obama to expand to 1 million the number of US students studying Mandarin by 2020. The increase would be five-fold: currently, approximately 200,000 K-12 students are learning Mandarin in the United States.

The 100,000 Strong Foundation, a national non-profit created in 2013 to dramatically increase the number and diversity of US students studying in China and learning Mandarin, will lead the 1 Million Strong effort.