First Generation College Students Create Program to “Give Back”

The program started in 2009, with the goal of narrowing the gap between the number of college degrees obtained by lower income students compared to students with higher incomes.

The program is based on a group mentoring model that meets once each month.  The program started with nine locations and has now spread to 30 cities.

The first group of eight students that completed the program in high school have now graduated and five have already enrolled in college.  Colleges offer laptops at no cost, along with scholarship assistance for the high school students that complete this program.

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