30% of college students today are the first in their family to attend college. Less than 20% of first-generation students overall earn their way to a bachelor’s degree, compared to 68% of their non-first-generation peers.
The mission of Georgia First is to make the first generation of students the next generation of leaders.
The Georgia First High School and College Chapters and our annual Leadership Summit engages students to build a network of innovators, globe-trotters, and forward thinkers. Our programs allow students to start the conversation, bridging the gap between a valued education and a future with a prosperous career path.