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In The Studio: How Do You Prepare Students For College When They’re The First In Their Family To Go?

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Monica Velez
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Valley Public Radio
Moderator Kathleen Schock spoke to Fresno City College's Upward Bound Director Ben Reynoso with three of his students:Anissa Brown, Eleesha Mendoza and Angie Gonzalez-Barajas about their experience with the program.

Going to college is hard enough, but what if no one in your family can tell you how to study, help you choose classes, fill out financial aid forms, or even apply in the first place? What if you’re the first in your family to experience this? A federal program called Upward Bound gives first-generation college students that support. 

Listen to the panel discussion above to hear moderator Kathleen Schock talk with Fresno City College’s Upward Bound director Ben Reynoso, and students Anissa Brown, Eleesha Mendoza and Angie Gonzalez-Barajas about their experience with the program.