There are 467 students in San Francisco that currently receive free college and career coaching through First Graduate. We make a 12-year commitment to each student, starting the summer after sixth grade through college graduation; our 16th cohort of students just became the first in their families to graduate from college!
Our students experience a rigorous five-week Summer Session; year-round academic instruction and tutoring; high school and college counseling; mentoring; internships; career exploration; and college application and financial aid application coaching.
Academics & Demographics
Come from immigrant families
Qualify for free or reduced lunches
The Odds They Face
of Black and Latino Students graduate high school.
of first generation students will graduate college without help.
SFUSD students come from a household without a college degree.
FG12 Senior Snapshot – 2018
Our current senior class, the 12th cohort of First Graduate (FG12), has 37 students attending 10 high schools
What our students are saying:
- First Graduate helped me get into a great high school. They prepared me to take the entrance test...When I got accepted to the Bay School I was really happy because I didn't think I could make it, but I did.8th Grader
- The best thing that happened this year at First Graduate is that I got better at math.8th Grader
- When First Graduate recruited me to the program, I became familiar with the expectations and requirements that universities look for in college candidates. With their help and support, I was accepted to most of the universities I applied to.Brayan RodriguezFG Alumni
- The one thing that I really loved about the program were the academic classes.9th Grader
- I've learned many things during my years with First Graduate, but above all I have learned the importance of staying on track and taking advantage of help and opportunities offered to me.AlexisCollege Freshman
- I loved the teachers and the academic classes.7th Grader