The First Generation Force

A Peacemaking Project by Ashley D.

What is the injustice we are solving?

As a First Generation College Student I had to learn my own the steps and challenges of getting into college and getting through it (I am currently in my 2nd year). Many first gen students like myself know how hard it can be but how important it is to rise above adversity and change the cycle. I believe by mentoring other future first generation college students and creating a force of fellow first generation students we can empower youth to not get stuck but get ahead and join the first generation force.


Adrian B.
5 April 2018 14:27
Hi Ashley,

We wanted to let you know that we are extending the deadline for active projects to apply for a Mini-Grant during this Peace First Challenge to April 15th. You can apply for a mini-grant anytime, but meeting the Challenge deadlines will make you eligible for additional opportunities.

If you do not require a mini-grant to complete your project, you can remain eligible for the Accelerator by completing your project and Reflection before the May 31st deadline! If you submit your project plan by April 15th, we'll be sure to provide you with feedback by April 21st to support you with carrying out the plan.

If you are still in early stages of planning, you are also welcome to apply for a mini-grant at a later date -- although you may not be eligible for some of our larger opportunities, the opportunity for funding and support is always there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and if we can help in any way!

Adrian B.
29 March 2018 20:20
Hi Ashley,

Just checking in about your project and the next steps. I wanted to make sure you are aware of the upcoming Mini-Grant Deadline - there is still time to remain eligible to attend a Peace First Challenge Accelerator if you complete your Compassionate Insight, Project Plan, and Mini-Grant application by March 31st.

We're excited about your work, and would love to be able to support it with a mini-grant of up to $250.

These tools can help you craft your insight, plan, and budget for your mini-grant:

Through your dashboard you can submit your "compassionate insight," record your plan in "Make a plan" and then "Apply for a mini-grant" for the materials you need.

Let me know how I can help!

Fish S. Peace First Staff
19 January 2018 10:50
Ashley, this is an awesome project. Really inspired by your passion for supporting first-generation students. Mentoring really can help make a difference!

What are the next steps for your project? Are you getting some mentors together this spring? How can we support you?