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Back to Support Michelle Nichols College Fund 2009-2012

First Graduate receives "Best Graduation Guidance" award

First Graduate received the "Best Graduation Guidance" award (http://www.sfbg.com/specials/best-bay-2011-best-graduation-guidance) in the San Francisco Bay Guardian's (http://www.sfbg.com/specials/best-bay-2011-best-graduation-guidance) Best of the Bay competition for 2011.

Best of the Bay Award: First Graduate

Here is the review:
"Without a parent who has been through the applications, intense study schedules, and patently awful cafeteria food, getting through college can seem like a tough circus to ringlead for many high school students. Studies show that scholarly parents are a big factor in kids' academic success. That's why we give props to First Graduate (http://www.firstgraduate.org/), a nonprofit founded in 2000 that guides first-generation, university-bound students through a decade of life. From seventh grade all the way through college graduation, the low-income kids receive monetary support, tutoring, counseling, and career exploration opportunities. So far, 100 percent of participants have conquered high school and made it to year two of university — surely something that's worth tossing those tassels in the air."  

Read the full article at http://bit.ly/pIPFuR (http://bit.ly/pIPFuR).

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