Houston to Welcome “Go College!” National Education Initiative

Ground-breaking program aims to shrink the higher education gap for first generation students, minorities, and underserved youth

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 10/28/2014, 3:55 p.m.
First Generation Films and Wells Fargo have collaborated to debut the “Go College!” national education initiative in Houston as part ...
high school students feature in the documentary First Generation

WHAT: First Generation Films and Wells Fargo have collaborated to debut the “Go College!” national education initiative in Houston as part of a 10-city US tour. The initiative leverages the powerful real-life stories of four high school students who are captured in a one-hour version of the award-winning documentary, First Generation, to spark a grassroots dialogue on how to make attending college a reality.

The documentary will be shown to more than 2,000 students at high schools in the greater Houston region and culminating with a free public red-carpet screening event at the AMC Studio 30 on Monday, November 3.

With Q&A panel discussions at all screenings, students and other attendees will have the opportunity to engage the filmmaking team of Adam and Jaye Fenderson, documentary cast member Dontay Gray, specialists on financing goals of higher education, and civic and educational leaders in a dialogue focused on how to make attending college a reality.

WHO: Adam & Jaye Fenderson, Filmmakers, First Generation

Dontay Gray, Cast Member, First Generation

Dr. Scott Van Beck, Executive Director, Houstin A+ Challenge

Beatrice G. Garza, President and CEO, AAMA

Cindy Best, Associate Vice President, Wells Fargo Education Financial Services

WHEN: November 3, 2014

TIME: Reception and Red Carpet 6:00pm

Program Start 6:30pm

WHERE: Red Carpet Community Screening:

AMC Studio 30

2949 Dunvale Road, Houston, TX

ATTENDEES: 400+ Students, Parents, Civic and Community Leaders

EVENT INFO: http://www.firstgenerationfilm.com/gocollegedates#Houston