It started as a pitch for a business competition in 2016. On a cold and rainy February morning, our founders, Charbel and Francisco, were in a study area at their college when they entered the competition, unaware of what kind of business they wanted to create. Being the first in their family to graduate high school and attend college, Charbel and Francisco understood the real, yet not impossible, barriers that students faced to achieve a college education. That spark of motivation and lack of resources to overcome these barriers is what 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.