The Challenge

As we inch closer to senior graduation, I am beaming with pride thinking of the more than 200 El Rancho High School students who recently took the College Signing Day Pledge to reach for higher education. I know it’s been a tough year—more than a year—preparing for and getting into college. I’m so proud to celebrate each graduate’s wins.

As I mentioned during College Signing Day, I am challenging the incoming senior class to beat 2017’s class of students heading to college. By this time next year, I want to hear that the Class of 2018 has doubled the number of college-bound graduates! As for the incoming freshman and sophomores, if you are thinking about going to college, know you want to go to college, or have your eye on a specific college, please come see us at Generation 1st Degree-Pico Rivera. We are here for you and have the resources and guidance you need to get to college. And if you’re not sure about college, come see us anyway. We have an open door and are willing to support everyone and their academic journey. Plus, we always have tasty snacks!

Congratulations Class of 2017! You’ve accomplished a major milestone by earning your high school diploma, but the journey has just started. As you prepare for college, always remember that Generation 1st Degree is here cheering you on. And similar to how we helped you get through high school, we’re here to help you get through college so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need a familiar voice to talk to or need us to help you identify additional resources for you on your college campus. Go, Dons!


Jacki Cisneros

President & Founder

Generation 1st Degree-Pico Rivera