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Bright Futures Virtual Visit 2022

Bright Futures Park City, a college coaching program and one of PCEF's Eight Signature Initiatives, is preparing to mark a massive milestone - seven students in its first-ever cohort will graduate college this spring (May 2023)! 

In this Virtual Visit, three motivated first-generation students discuss how Bright Futures has changed their lives. BF makes a long-term commitment to each student - and walks alongside them as they prepare for, succeed in, and graduate college. That's a minimum of seven years! 

Featured in this Virtual Visit: 

  • Lindsay Carreto → A 3rd year psych major who is graduating early from USU. She is part of the USU Ambassador program.  
  • Jessica Hinojos → A 1st year student - and Range Scholar! - at the University of Utah studying political science.
  • Jose Hernandez → A PCHS senior who found his place in science during his internship with Huntsman Cancer Institute over the summer.
  • Joana Acevedo → Bright Futures College Program Manager 
  • Jen O'Brien → Bright Futures Program Director 

Bright Futures Virtual Visit → How BF Changes Lives! 

Bright Futures Park City launched in 2016, after a three-year research period conducted by PCEF. 

Right now*, there are 126 Park City students enrolled, 52 of whom are in college. By fall of 2023, we expect 150+ high school and college students to be enrolled in Bright Futures, working their way to and through college. 

A number of students in the 1st Bright Futures cohort 
graduate from college this spring! 

Similar programs have an 86% progression rate...

  • Bright Futures college students have collectively achieved a 90% progression rate!
  • Nationally, only 11% of first-generation students battling income barriers graduate with a bachelor's degree by age 24...
  • And only ~63% of all students across the country graduate from college within five years. 


*September 2022

It takes a lot of support to get our students to ~and through~ college!
If you would like to learn more about Bright Futures, or help our motivated, hard-working students by making a contribution, we invite you to click this direct link.

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