“I would sit out there on my reservation and look at the sparkling lights of Bellingham and I’d think, ‘Someday, I’m going to experience things like that.’” – Rena Priest, Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA
“I wanted to take honors Algebra 2, and they told me I wasn’t going to be able to take it because there wasn’t enough space.” – Bohb, Brighton High School, Boston, MA

Six students who are the first in their family to go to college tell their stories. Meet Rena Priest, who grew up on an Indian reservation in the Pacific Northwest...Gabe Carmona, whose mother and her 12 siblings grew up picking crops in Texas...Eric Polk, the first student in his Nashville, Tennessee high school to go to Wake Forest University...and other inspiring young adults.

Running time: 12:52
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It’s hard enough when you are the first in your family to go to college, and harder still when you must negotiate a new language and system. Seniors at Bronx International High School, a public school for newcomers to the U.S., document the obstacles they face with going to college.

Running time: 11:56
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Students at inner-city and suburban high schools want equally to go to college—but do they get the same opportunities? Juniors at Boston’s Brighton High interviewed students and faculty at nearby city and suburban schools and uncovered large inequalities.

Running time: 21:26
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