Every year, Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros, co-founders of Generation 1st Degree-Pico Rivera, host an annual event called the “Summer Send Off”. The event was designed to provide incoming freshmen and their parents an opportunity to hear from G1DPR alumni on their college experience.
The event starts off with a fun mixer that helps “break the ice” between freshman and college alum. This year, after lunch was served, former El Rancho High School students and G1DPR alumni, Monica Ochoa (class of 2014) and Melissa Aguirre (class of 2017) presented on their experiences and college tips. Following their inspiring speeches, Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros also provided their words of wisdom.
Another highlight of the event is the raffle prizes. Each student is entered for a chance to win prizes ranging from Top Ramen and toilet paper to laptops, printers, microwaves, mini refrigerators, gift cards and more! Students who were lucky enough to win are heading to college with one less thing to purchase off their back to school list.
If you’re a rising senior, DO NOT miss out on this event next summer! It’s an opportunity to ask questions from former DONS and win great prizes!