We are so thrilled to announce that First Generation and Wells Fargo have partnered for the “Go College!” tour! Kicking off this Spring, Go College! is a national community event initiative that will present 70 film screenings of the award-winning documentary First Generation to tens-of-thousands of high school students, parents, educators and civic and community leaders in 10 major cities across the United States throughout 2014.
Go College! was created to help shrink the higher education gap amongst first generation college-bound students, minorities and under-served youth through the inspirational stories captured in First Generation. The screenings will also include a panel discussion with the documentary film makers, education leaders, and college financial planning experts.
Picture Motion will be overseeing the Go College! high school screenings and engagement in each of the 10 cities, in addition to continuing to manage the film’s educational and grassroots screenings.
In each city, Go College! will feature four to six private screenings for students and educators at local high schools and a large-scale theatrical screening that will be free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage the filmmaking team of Adam and Jaye Fenderson, Wells Fargo private student lending and financial planning experts and local educational leaders in a dialogue focused on how to make attending college a reality. Attendees are also encouraged to submit education-related questions before and after the scheduled events using the hashtags #GoCollege and #WFCollegeTour on Twitter. Free information packets on college application processes, scholarship opportunities, tips to estimate college costs, and how to capitalize on various funding sources to pay for college will be provided at all screenings.
Go College! will tour Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Oakland and Washington DC in Spring 2014. In Fall 2014, the campaign will visit the cities of Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Houston, and Dallas. For tour information, please visit www.FirstGenerationFilm.com/gocollege.