Making College a Reality

Going to college is an expectation in some families. In others, it’s nearly inconceivable. First Graduate was created to help students achieve their college dreams and become the first in their families to graduate. Philanthropists Ann-Eve Hazen and Anaflor Smith founded First Graduate in 2000. Each year, the program recruits 30-40 new students from five San Francisco middle schools and provides mentoring, tutoring and counseling to the students and their families. First Graduate makes a 10-year commitment to each participant, beginning in 7th grade and continuing through four years of college. Students meet regularly with coaches and receive year-round academic instruction and support. Once in high school, First Graduate students get the assistance they need to prepare for standardized tests, visit and apply to colleges, and navigate financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Improving college access for low-income youth is a cause that benefits not only the kids who go to college but also their families. The program exposes students to new opportunities and gives them the resources to succeed. At the same time, First Graduate can spawn a college-going tradition in families that might never have thought it possible.

First Graduate

Education Charity

Making College a Reality

Going to college is an expectation in some families. In others, it’s nearly inconceivable. First Graduate was created to help students achieve their college dreams and become the first in their families to graduate. Philanthropists Ann-Eve Hazen and Anaflor Smith founded First Graduate in 2000. Each year, the program recruits 30-40 new students from five San Francisco middle schools and provides mentoring, tutoring and counseling to the students and their families. First Graduate makes a 10-year commitment to each participant, beginning in 7th grade and continuing through four years of college. Students meet regularly with coaches and receive year-round academic instruction and support. Once in high school, First Graduate students get the assistance they need to prepare for standardized tests, visit and apply to colleges, and navigate financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Improving college access for low-income youth is a cause that benefits not only the kids who go to college but also their families. The program exposes students to new opportunities and gives them the resources to succeed. At the same time, First Graduate can spawn a college-going tradition in families that might never have thought it possible.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Amy
    Amy

    Happy Holidays! Today Daily Grommet is honored to present First Graduate, an organization focused on helping students succeed and become the first in their family to achieve higher education. A representative from First Graduate couldn't be with us for commenting today, but I'll be here to answer any questions you might have.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    1/3/2013 2:24 PM

    Thank you supporters! We just received the most fantastic news that thanks to our efforts for First Graduate, we were able to help raise $4500 to support students dreams of being the first in their family to go to college!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

First Graduate

Education Charity

Making College a Reality

Going to college is an expectation in some families. In others, it’s nearly inconceivable. First Graduate was created to help students achieve their college dreams and become the first in their families to graduate.

Philanthropists Ann-Eve Hazen and Anaflor Smith founded First Graduate in 2000. Each year, the program recruits
30-40 new students from five San Francisco middle schools and provides mentoring, tutoring and counseling to the students and their families. First Graduate makes a 10-year commitment to each participant, beginning in 7th grade and continuing through four years of college. Students meet regularly with coaches and receive year-round academic instruction and support. Once in high school, First Graduate students get the assistance they need to prepare for standardized tests, visit and apply to colleges, and navigate financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Improving college access for low-income youth is a cause that benefits not only the kids who go to college but also their families. The program exposes students to new opportunities and gives them the resources to succeed. At the same time, First Graduate can spawn a college-going tradition in families that might never have thought it possible.
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First Graduate - Educational Philanthropy

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Amy
    Amy

    Happy Holidays! Today Daily Grommet is honored to present First Graduate, an organization focused on helping students succeed and become the first in their family to achieve higher education. A representative from First Graduate couldn't be with us for commenting today, but I'll be here to answer any questions you might have.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    1/3/2013 2:24 PM

    Thank you supporters! We just received the most fantastic news that thanks to our efforts for First Graduate, we were able to help raise $4500 to support students dreams of being the first in their family to go to college!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.