Another trauma inflicted on young people

Children and their families need to believe that school is a safe haven. We deplore the violence that has become all too commonplace in schools, and our hearts ache for the young people and adults targeted at Rudsdale Newcomer High School in Oakland.

Violence anywhere is abhorrent. The prevalence of guns as a means to resolve issues is a national tragedy that has nothing to do with the Second Amendment and everything to do with greed, hate, and xenophobia.

We at First Graduate stand firm in allyship with one another, and with our community.

Terri Forman

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Alumni Spotlight: Leandro Guerrero

Born in Peru, Leandro moved to San Francisco as a child and attended Horace Mann Middle School and Lowell High School.
Leandro credits First Graduate with teaching him valuable life skills, such as time management. He has fond memories of spending hours in the First Graduate office, working with peers and staff to complete college applications ahead of school deadlines.

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And a special thanks to Joe, Mark, and Matt for sharing for helping our middle school students to learn more about their professions and the skills needed to prepare for a career as a Product Manager, Computer Engineer, and Product Designer.