Stories

We’re collecting YouTube video testimonials from first-gen students and graduates from across the country. Check them out and share your own!

Written Stories

Richard in Winnipeg, Canada

Richard in Winnipeg, Canada

Geneva in Denver, CO

Geneva in Denver, CO

Jasmine in Fair Oaks, CA

Jasmine in Fair Oaks, CA

Melissa in Fort Gay, West Virginia

Melissa in Fort Gay, West Virginia

Kaitlyn in Bonham, TX

Kaitlyn in Bonham, TX

Ajaya in Woodside, NY

Ajaya in Woodside, NY

Ashley in Spanish Fork, UT

Ashley in Spanish Fork, UT

Royal in Rapid City, South Dakota

Royal in Rapid City, South Dakota

Hailee in Phoenix, Arizona

Hailee in Phoenix, Arizona

Abby in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Abby in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Harley in Howell, NJ

Harley in Howell, NJ

Alexander in LA, CA

Alexander in LA, CA

Damien in Surrey, BC

Damien in Surrey, BC

First-Gen, First Internship – by Jorge Álvarez

Jakyla in Jackson, MS

Jakyla in Jackson, MS

Kaitlyn in Whittier, CA

Kaitlyn in Whittier, CA

Leslie in Salt Lake City, UT

Leslie in Salt Lake City, UT

Patricia in Chandler, AZ

Patricia in Chandler, AZ

Margo in Salem, NJ

Margo in Salem, NJ

Laura in Leesburg, VA

Laura in Leesburg, VA

Julianna in Houston, TX

Julianna in Houston, TX

Giovanni in Los Angeles, CA

Giovanni in Los Angeles, CA

Fellynny in Rialto, CA

Fellynny in Rialto, CA

Eros in Lexington, KY

Eros in Lexington, KY

Danielle in Long Beach, CA

Danielle in Long Beach, CA

Austin in Palmdale, CA

Austin in Palmdale, CA

Ashley in Fort Myers, FL

Ashley in Fort Myers, FL

Ashley in Bloomington, IL

Ashley in Bloomington, IL

Ariana in Tempe, AZ

Ariana in Tempe, AZ

Amy in Oakland, CA

Amy in Oakland, CA

Amberly in Trenton, OH

Amberly in Trenton, OH

Alyssa in Sorrento, FL

Alyssa in Sorrento, FL

Alfonso in Crockett, CA

Alfonso in Crockett, CA

Alexandria in Syracuse, IN

Alexandria in Syracuse, IN

Akilah in Atlanta, GA

Akilah in Atlanta, GA

Adam in Sitka, AK

Adam in Sitka, AK

Long in Dorchester, MA

Long in Dorchester, MA

Chelsea in Bethesda, MD

Chelsea in Bethesda, MD

Judy in Alhambra, CA

Judy in Alhambra, CA

David in Easton, PA 

David in Easton, PA 

Gloria in Martin, MI

Gloria in Martin, MI

Daniel in Long Beach, CA

Daniel in Long Beach, CA

Abel in Inglewood, CA 

Abel in Inglewood, CA 

Amanda in Cincinnati, OH

Amanda in Cincinnati, OH

Krysten in Salisbury, MD

Krysten in Salisbury, MD

Tarajee in Alexandria, VA

Tarajee in Alexandria, VA

Ricky in Warren, RI

Ricky in Warren, RI

Kaitlin in Rockwall, TX 

Kaitlin in Rockwall, TX 

Bernardino in Houston, TX

Bernardino in Houston, TX

Deborah in Jacksonville, FL

Deborah in Jacksonville, FL

Mark in Ottawa, Ontario

Mark in Ottawa, Ontario

Keith in Bronx, NY 

Keith in Bronx, NY 

Dedra in Stillwater, OK

Dedra in Stillwater, OK

Nahomi in Boston, MA

Nahomi in Boston, MA

Cynthia in Boston, MA

Cynthia in Boston, MA

Diana in Philadelphia, PA

Diana in Philadelphia, PA

Angel in Baltimore, MD

Angel in Baltimore, MD

Krystan in Columbus, OH

Krystan in Columbus, OH

ADora in Chicago, IL

ADora in Chicago, IL

Anna in Greensboro, NC

Anna in Greensboro, NC

Hope in Cedar Bluff, AL

Hope in Cedar Bluff, AL

Jamal in Burlington, NC

Jamal in Burlington, NC