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Thanks to PCEF Donors, Park City's First Generation Students Have a Bright Future

Eduardo, a 10th grader at Park City High School, knows that there are many obstacles blocking his path to college.  This is a fact for many first generation students; nationally, only 25% graduate from college.  Eduardo, however, is going to be different.  He wants to be an architect so that he can have a better life for his friends and his family.  “I want to provide for the people who count on me.”  To help him get there, Eduardo has enrolled in the Bright Futures Program.  “A network of peers and a program like Bright Futures will make the difference for me” he says.

Bright Futures is a comprehensive multi-year program to teach first generation kids 'college-knowledge' and equip them with the skills to get to, and through, college. Kids, who are first in their families to brave the world of higher education, get to a college campus with little academic know-how and are much more likely than their peers to drop out before graduation. 

Bright Futures increases a student’s chance of entering and graduating college by building a peer-to-peer support system for kids in high school that continues to provide support to students while they are in college. The program starts in 10th grade, is open to any first generation student, and prepares students with non-academic tools such as self-advocacy, persistence, and problem-solving.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, contact Coordinator Rebeca Gonzales: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bright Futures is supported by PCEF and many community partners and individual donors who are investing in the future of these students and Park City. If you are interested in supporting this program please contact Abby McNulty at PCEF, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Enjoy this video about Bright Futures!

Read the Park Record article.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Park City for their $50,000 Matching Gift to Bright Futures.

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Thank you to Zions Bank for their gift to Bright Futures.

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Thank you to the Westgate Foundation for their gift to Bright Futures.

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Thank you to the Park City Community Foundation for awarding their first ever Opportunity Grant to Bright Futures in 2016.

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Thanks to you, PCEF is able to fund over $240,000 in College and Career Readiness programs in our district this year! You help us go beyond what public education provides. 

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For a full list of 2016 - 2017 PCEF funded programs providing Career and College Readiness, please click here:

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