Here is what you will make happen in 2019 You put us over the top! We surpassed our goal of $190,000 and because of you raised $322,000 including the generous challenge grant from our co-founder, Anaflor Graham. These funds will make a difference in 2019: High school students can visit colleges in Southern California—their first
This month, Michael and I focused on 2 things: How to handle and cope with stress as sophomores and in general, and also How to navigate a college website. We did this in two separate groups, which gave the students a chance to meet and talk to other students they aren’t familiar with. It also
Each year the First Graduate high school program hosts the All Access Admissions Fair. What use to be a program that took place in our small office, has evolved to a large resource event for students and families held at a partner school. The goal for this year’s fair was to find new ways to
If you went up to my parents right now and asked them, “What does your daughter do?”, my dad would say in his thick Thai accent, “Mmm, I don’t know” and end with a chuckle of embarrassment. My mother would reply with a hint of flush in her face, “Human Resource…” because she has no
We aren’t encouraging you to go shopping, but if you are, and you use Amazon, here’s a way to make your Amazon Smile gift to First Graduate be multiplied 10x! Be sure to check back soon to learn about First Graduate’s “End of the Year” Campaign and how you can contribute!
First Graduate seniors had a blast at their Senior Application Retreat! Thank you to Marriah, Aileen, and Tammy for leading such amazing workshops for our seniors to participate in! What has become remarkable about the College Application Retreat, which I’ve done for the past 5 years, are how some things are predictable and how some
First Graduate students just got back from a wonderful trip to WORKDAY! Thank you to everyone for your participation and support in making this a wonderful learning experience for all our students! This is the second year that Workday hosted our students at their work site. They provided transportation in a Lexus bus that drove
FG12 Senior Snapshot – 2018 Our current senior class, the 12th cohort of First Graduate (FG12), has 37 students attending 10 high schools Average ACT score: 21 ACT Range: 14-32 Free/Reduced Lunch: approximately 75% Average GPA* : 3.3 76% have a GPA* of 3.0 and higher 46% have a GPA* of 3.5 and higher *cumulative,