A native of the Mission District, Jeffrey came to Mission Graduates through a recommendation from his school counselor. Like most of his cohort, getting help with testing, applications and scholarships encouraged him to apply for the College Connect program. CC offered him a glimpse into what college would be like – an important piece of information for first-generation students.
But what has kept him so dedicated to succeeding is the advice of his father. He always reminds Jeffery to “work hard and focus on what is most important because I want you to not work as hard as me. I want the best for you.” Having such a big fan in his corner will surely help Jeffrey reach his goal of receiving a college diploma one day soon.