Georgia First Generation Foundation
The Georgia First Generation Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to providing resources for high school students who cannot obtain a college education without these resources. These students must be first-generation students who are passionate about achieving academic success after high school. Unlike other leadership programs, the Georgia First Generation Foundation provides specific strategic plans for any college degree.
From Student Organization to Student-run Non-profit
Our founders, Charbel and Francisco, initially started Georgia FirstGen as a student organization. They wanted to build a club where they could bring together students just like them. Being the first in their family to graduate high school and attend college, Charbel and Francisco understood the real, yet not impossible, barriers students faced to achieve a college education. That spark of motivation and lack of resources to overcome these barriers made these curious students form a nonprofit pitch centered around their identities -- a nonprofit supporting the growth and success of first-generation students. This business pitch became the birthplace of Georgia FirstGen. Since 2016, growing from a student club to a nonprofit organization, Georgia FirstGen has built trailblazers ready to inspire those to be a part of the movement and create a sense of community for students to feel that they belong.
Founders Francisco (left) and Charbel (right)
Board of Directors
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others but far enough to motivate them. Our 9 Board of Advisors are passionate about supporting the next generation of student leaders
FirstGen Volunteers are more than just members of the FirstGenFam; they are leaders wanting to change how students see life beyond high school.
Join Our Team
At Georgia FirstGen, we are an organization run by students for students. Being a part of the FirstGen movement requires the efforts of dedicated and motivated team members.
Learn more about the different volunteer* positions with the Georgia First Generation Foundation.
*These are not paid positions.