First Generation College Bound is a grassroots private non-profit celebrating 25 years of success. Educational resources are available to support students of low to moderate incomes families to attend college. Many of these students have the desire to attend college, but are unaware of the resources or donât have a sufficient educational support system at home or in the community. These students can decide at an early age that they arenât likely to attend college, and then they do not perform up to their potential in the classroom. Other students complete the requirements to attend college but do not attend because they are discouraged by application and financial processes. Some students, who do attend college, return home because the college is not a good fit based on their academic and financial profile. An official partner of the Prince Georgeâs County Public School System, FGCB operates 4 programs. Homework Clubs are staffed by certified teachers who provide homework assistance and other academic support, homework club serves grades 1-12. The Pre-College Access Program combines the resources of the University System of Maryland's Way2GoMaryland Information Campaign and FGCB services to achieve a higher degree of success by providing early college awareness to 8th grade students. The College Access Program recruits 150 seniors who are from low to moderate income families, who have a least a 2.0, and whose parents do not have a bachelor's degree, providing college bound support ultimately resulting in college matriculation. The College Retention Program supports higher education goals to increase the number of students who complete their college degree within 4 years.
Number of Students Served:
Source of funding: foundations, government, individual and corporate donations, fundraising events
FGCB exists to empower youth from low to moderate income families to achieve social and economic success by providing guidance, encouragement, and support in obtaining a college degree.
For Homework Club and Pre-College Access, our goal is to maintain a winning attitude for higher education. Homework clubs are performed weekly to focus on academics. We also expose the students to positive role models from their community; they participate in age appropriate leadership development, supplemental educational and cultural activities and exposure to post secondary education. Our goal was College Access is to have 94% of the students we serve in this program matriculate to college in the fall without complications. While our College Retention Program is mainly a volunteer program, we aim to provide services to our students in college to keep them in college and assist them throughout the years so they graduate in 4 years.
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
attending a school in Prince George's County, Maryland
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
Black or African American:
White (Including Middle Eastern):