First-generation means that neither parent has received a baccalaureate (4-year) college degree.
Yes, as long as neither parent has attained a baccalaureate degree at the time the application is received, the applying student is still considered first-generation and will be eligible for program services throughout their high school career.
Potentially yes, although two-thirds of our program participants must, by law, be limited income, the rest must only be potential first-generation college students. Send in the application!
It’s free. All services are provided completely free of charge! In fact, students will receive small stipends for their participation in the program.
Yes, our goal is to help you improve and succeed in high school and eventually go to college. If you come to us with a low GPA, you simply have more room to improve.
Tutors will be available in Brennan Hall Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Students from several TRIO Programs will drop in to take advantage of the tutors, computers, and other resources offered. If needed, other arrangements may be made on an individual basis for more specialized tutoring, etc.
Parents are responsible for making sure their children are getting to the program. For example:
- During the academic year, students will be expected to attend Saturday workshops. Letters will be sent out regarding specific dates and times.
- Students with a GPA less than 3.5 will be expected to attend tutoring/homework assistance at least once a week. Students with a 3.5 or above may choose to attend the homework or tutoring sessions, but are not required to do so.
- During the summer program, students will check in on Sunday evenings and be picked up on Friday evenings.
If needed, we provide bus tokens for public transportation.