Six years ago Ana Escobar was a junior at San Rafael High School who wasn’t sure where she was headed. Today, she’s a college graduate. As the first in her family to graduate from college, Ana wasn't sure college was a possibility before attending the 10,000 Degrees Institute. There,advisers helped ... continue reading.
Neither of Avalon's parents attended school past 9th grade. Both regret dropping out. They pushed the idea of college with Avalon, but they had no first-hand experience to share. "I was into science from a young age. I always knew I'd go to college, but the process was daunting." Avalon ... continue reading.
Dan was 11 when he moved from Mexico City to California. His parents wanted him to get a better education than he could get in Mexico. His mother dreamed Dan would earn a college degree. 10,000 Degrees helped Dan with college applications, as well as scholarships, financial aid and student ... continue reading.
Homeless at age 10, Djajiijo (DJ) Bola is now a college graduate and on track to success. DJ says, "When I came out of high school, my math and English comprehension levels were at a 6th grade level. I wasn't prepared. Mostly it had to do with attitude. Before, I ... continue reading.