On the August 20th edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation with students who are defying the odds by graduating from college. Only 30 percent of low-income students enroll in college right after high school, and just nine percent earn a bachelor’s degree by age 25. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently committed $120 million to classroom technology in Bay Area schools, but what students say they really need are mentors. Where are first generation college-students getting the academic, personal, and financial advice they need? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Barb Hendricks, director of student programs at Students Rising Above
Julianna Ponce, a sophomore at Sonoma State University and part of the Students Rising Above program
Austin Perez, a junior at the University of Santa Cruz and Meritus Scholar
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