Read more about GFF Grantee Waukegan to College’s 2022 graduates in this Daily Herald submission.
“Every year, Waukegan to College gathers to celebrate our high school and college graduates,” said Aaron Arnold, Executive Director of the non-profit organization. “This year was extra meaningful as it was the first time since the pandemic that we have been able to gather the Waukegan to College family in person around our scholars. It was so encouraging to our graduates and their families that volunteer mentors, tutors, board members, donors, and community leaders showed up to recognize and honor their hard work and perseverance.”
U.S. Rep. Bradley Schneider, one of the community leaders who attended the event, addressed the gathering. “Nothing is more rewarding or inspiring than seeing our young people aspire to new heights,” he said. “Waukegan to College has changed the lives of hundreds of first-generation college students and their families. Two things are abundantly clear to me from speaking to former students, program leaders, and parents. First, all these students have made their families and community incredibly proud! Second, the community backing these students on their college journey is extraordinarily strong. These transformative programs that grow both the community and the economy are exactly the kind that I want to support.”Waukegan to College