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.
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