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Bright Futures: Eight First-Generation Park City Students to Graduate College

As of May, eight hard-working, first generation students - from the first two cohorts of Park City Education Foundation's Bright Futures initiative - have graduated from college. "I have a lot of plans, and I have a lot of options, too," said Bright Futures student Lindsay Carreto. "I will be the first in my family to graduate from college, and that is a big deal." Alongside Lindsay, six other BF students: Jenifer Celestino, Isaac Cort├ęs, Cristopher Mora-Rubio, Ashley Nava, Heidy Onofre Hernandez, Ramsey Rea, and Yetzza Sanchez, will also be the first in their families to earn college degrees. 

Park City Education Foundation (PCEF), a partner to Park City School District, works to eliminate the barriers to participation. In an effort to mitigate structural inequity challenges encountered by Park City's first-generation students, who often battle to get to (and through) college, PCEF launched Bright Futures in 2016. 

Bright Futures provides at least seven years of support for first generation students. This includes a college-readiness curriculum, individualized coaching, peer support, and financial guidance/assistance beginning in the 10th grade and continuing through college graduation. 

Thank you to Neighbors of Park City for this Bright Futures article in your June Newsletter. Pick up a copy to read the full story, and to learn more about PCEF's 2023 Bright Futures College Graduates. A special thanks to Kelly Vendetti/Breakaway Prep PC for underwriting the Education Corner.

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