• Roaring Fork PreCollegiate

    Mentoring The First Generation

Pre-Collegiate Program takes aim at western Garfield schools


Heather McGregor
Post Independent
Published August 13, 2012

Roaring Fork High School graduate Ingrid Gomez says getting involved in the Pre-Collegiate Program back in seventh grade set her up for the success she is now achieving as a University of Colorado student.

“They don’t hold your hand, but they guide you there,” said Gomez, a 2010 RFHS grad who will start her junior year at CU this fall. She is double-majoring in English and secondary education.

Gomez and a group of University of Colorado officials visited the Post Independent on Friday to talk about the success of the Pre-Collegiate Program, and about new efforts to expand the program into western Garfield County.

CU Chancellor Phil DiStefano said the program is aimed at helping students whose parents and grandparents didn’t attend college learn how to prepare themselves academically to be first generation college students.

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