Just in case you haven’t heard us say it, our goal is to provide support services for students in the hopes that one day, every child in Pico Rivera has the opportunity to obtain a college degree. Generation 1st Degree-Pico Rivera provides university-focused preparation programs to help students become better prepared for higher education. We have partnered with the City of Pico Rivera. the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation, local colleges and universities and the El Rancho Unified School District in an effort to increase the number of college eligible Hispanic students from our community.
When we look back to the 2016 school year:
98% of G1DPR students went on to college
1,261 students participated in G1DPR programs
390 students attended workshops where students prepared personal statements for college applications
300 parents attended parent-focused college workshops
37 participating organizations during career day
10 scholarships marathons where students learned about applied for multiple scholarships to offset tuition costs
4-day college tour where 40 students visited several California Universities including Stanford, UC Santa Cruz and San Francisco State, to name a few
Hundreds of student test prep and academic advisement opportunities
The 2017 -2018 school year has not yet begun but students are working on essay prep and all of the skills they will need to successfully transition from high school to college. The first college tour of the season just wrapped up and we look forward to a jam packed year. STAY TUNED!