ISO Your Stories for the First Gen Initiative

Are you the first in your generation to make the journey to college? We want to hear from you. We’re celebrating the focus, vision, and determination it takes to get a college degree for First Generation Initiative Day on Nov. 8.

Your Best Advice

Tell us what advice helped you the most in making it through the journey!


Just send in answers to one of the following questions:

1) Where did you grow up and who or what inspired you to go to college?

2) What was the biggest challenge or surprise about college?

3) What advice would you give others who are first generation college students?

Deadline: Oct. 31

Contact us anytime in October, if you’d like to be featured in our first annual blog celebrating the UCSC Extension First Generation Initiative on Nov. 8.



You can learn more about the UCSC First Generation Initiative

And here are some inspiring First Gen stories from the UCSC community