“As a first-generation college student, society has given us the social pressure of having to be successful at everything we do to show our worth. We pride ourselves in attaining the dreams and goals our parents set out for us to achieve. Our parents give us the building blocks to succeed, but it is up to us whether or not we want to be successful.”
Transitioning from high school to college is an important milestone in a young person’s life. It is also a stressful time where important decisions like how much a student will take out in student loans, what college campus feels right to them, and what career path will lead them to their idea of success, are decided upon.
Because of the guidance and support you help provide, Cristal Marte is currently enrolled at Rhode Island College, where she is a Nursing major who will be graduating in the fall of 2019! Like most first-generation students, Cristal didn’t know much about the college admissions process, but knew the importance of pursuing higher education, not only for herself, but for her family’s future.
This summer, College Visions and the Providence Public School Department is offering a FREE 4-week program that is open to Providence Public High School students (Grades 9-12)!
“I was moved to get involved with CV and to be a donor because I was impressed with the work they do and impact CV makes on the students they serve. Ensuring college access and support to first-gen students is incredibly important to me and I am blessed to be a small part of it.” – Michael Fournier
Michael Fournier is a CV supporter, friend, and previous board member! He is truly a superstate in his community and has been in a number of Senior Leadership roles! Now as a retiree, he supports small to mid-size non-profits around Capacity Building, Executive Coaching and Professional Development! Read his interview below!
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