5-Day Free Virtual College Prep with Workshops
CHICAGO, July 26 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Higher education is more important than ever for financial stability, as a bachelor’s degree (BA) now accounts for 56% of all good jobs, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and Enrollment. However, students from underserved communities do not enjoy the same college readiness opportunities as their affluent peers, as they face systemic barriers to college readiness, including lack of institutional support and resources. adequate.
First Gen Support (FGS), a student-run, grant-funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization from Cornell University, is dedicated to empowering first-generation, low-income, and immigrant students (FGLI) ways to successfully navigate high school and achieve college readiness. Geared up to kick off its first annual College Prep-A-Thon August 2-6, 2022, FGS has made this prep-a-thon unique in its interactive experience by combining elements of past FGS Mentorship Programs and College Fair. ‘last year. Students will have the chance to learn from speakers and mentors from college prep programs and top universities such as UPenn, Stanford, Harvard, and Cornell. FGS College Prep-A-Thon aims to foster a supportive and competitive environment filled with incentives to ensure students complete daily challenges to prepare for college. This event is free to all high school students. More information can be found here at this link.
With 30+ college mentors, 10+ speakers, and 400+ registrations, FGS seeks 1,000+ student registrations, 50+ college students as mentors, and donors/sponsors to sponsor awards and future operations from FGS.
As a first-generation immigrant, FGS founder Julia Sun (Cornell ’25) found that college-prep opportunities were not equal, especially for low-income and freshman students. generation. Inspired by the Black Lives Matters movement, she has witnessed socio-economic inequalities and realized the staggering challenges that encompass finding college readiness resources, especially for students whose parents did not go to college. ‘university. Julia has brought together passionate changemakers across the country to let underprivileged students know that college is accessible. To learn more about the beginnings of FGS, click here.
First Gen Support is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization with several advisors from top universities. Are you a rising student? Do you have higher education experience as a low-income, first-generation, or immigrant student? Are you interested in partnering with First Gen Support to bring resources to underserved students? Or are you just a student who wants to know more about applying to colleges? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, learn more at this link.
First Gen Support relies on donations to spread the word, fund programming, and connect with more students. Please visit the FGS website for more information.
For more information on First Gen support or visuals regarding the event, please contact Cyntia Roig at [email protected] or 786-295-7246.
Image 1: FGS 2022 College Prep-A-Thon Poster
FGS Logo for College Prep-A-Thon 2022
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FGS 2022 College Prep-A-Thon Poster