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First Person: What Does It Mean To Be First?

What does it mean to be the first in your family to experience college?

Hear from College Possible’s first-generation students, their coaches and graduates.

Were you first? Share your story.

Huy
College Student

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“I feel a strong sense
of responsibility, being
the first in my family
to go to college.”

Lacresia
College Graduate

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“I’ve accomplished
something and now I can
show other kids that
they can do these things.”

Jakwoun
High School Senior

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“College Possible has really
made a difference for me.
I don’t know where I’d be
without it.”

Kaylee
High School Junior

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“No matter what, you have to
believe in yourself, because
there’s always something
better out there for you!”

Jim
CEO and Founder

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“I would never be where I am
today without the caring
support of family members
friends, mentors and teachers.”

Thando
College Coach

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“Students should understand
that they’re entitled to
resources and support
regardless of who they are
and where they come from.”

Chang Dao
College Graduate

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“The hug my parents gave
me after the graduation
ceremony spoke louder
than any words.”

Jessica
High School Junior

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“Going to college is my
biggest goal. I can’t believe
how close it is and how
lucky I am.”

 

 

 

 

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