High School Students

We welcome all, because we are one

The decision by the President to rescind DACA is shameful and immoral. We stand by our students, 12% of whom are Dreamers. For the last 400 years, this country has been built by immigrants. The president’s own family includes immigrants. Now, he seeks to deny the rights and privileges enjoyed by 800,000 people, primarily under age …

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2nd Annual All Access College Fair

First Graduate was proud to recently host the 2nd Annual All Access Admissions Fair, the only college fair (to our knowledge) in San Francisco that focuses specifically on first-generation students. First Graduate high school students and parents attended and we also invited students from partner organizations Leadership High School, Mission Graduates, SEO Scholars, and the …

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Women’s Colleges: Pathways for Emerging Leaders

Last week, First Graduate high school girls had a special opportunity to participate in the launch of a new event: Women’s Colleges: Pathways for Emerging Leaders. They joined together with local alumnae of Mount Holyoke College, Scripps College, Simmons College, and Spelman College to learn how attending a women’s college shaped the alumnae’s college experiences and …

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Exploring Leadership Social Enterprise Pitch Night

Last week I had the honor of attending Yinia’s (she’s a high school senior, or FG 11 if you’re in the know) presentation at Exploring Leadership Social Enterprise Pitch Night. With just a few hours of preparation, she and her group created a business plan for an app that addressed voter rights and awareness. After pitching …

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Transition to College with FG10

The College & Career Team (we work with First Graduate students during and after college) is excited to begin working with FG10, our newest class of incoming college freshmen! To kickoff their journey in college, we recently hosted a 2-day Transition to College (T2C) event. During T2C, students reflected on their identity as a first-generation college …

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Cap & Gown 2016 Was A Huge Success!

Our Cap & Gown fundraiser last week was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without you – our supporters, volunteers, board members, students, staff, and parents. Because of your generosity we were able to raise more than $105,650 through our live auction and fund-a-need and almost $350,000 overall. Your donations will go a …

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Exploring the Possibilities

THANK YOU to the 85 students and 5 companies who attended and supported Exploring the Possibilities! During the event, students: Built a molecule via legos with Genentech Learned about networking and six degrees of separation with LinkedIn Created a brand strategy with DigitasLBi Debated real legal cases with the Clifford Jones legal team Created a video game …

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