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ASU SPARKS sponsors 'First Generation' film screening


September 04, 2012

ASU SPARKS (Students Providing Awareness Resources & Knowledge to Start College) will hold two free screenings of an award-winning and compelling documentary about the true story of four high school students – an inner city athlete, a small town waitress, a Samoan warrior dancer, and the daughter of migrant field workers – who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education.

The film will facilitate student discussion and explore the problem of college access faced by first-generation students and how their success has major implications for the future of our nation.

The screenings are scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 20, in the Memorial Union, Pima Room, at the Tempe campus, and from noon to 2 p.m. on Sept. 21 in the Cronkite Theater, at the Downtown Phoenix campus. The event is free and open to all ASU students.

SPARKS is a paraprofessional student organization that uses college student ambassadors to inspire and mentor junior high and high school students to prepare for college. Their diverse backgrounds relate well with students and provide different points of view about college.

To learn more about SPARKS or for more information about the film screenings, contact Nicole Bostic at 480-727-0677 or nicole.bostic@asu.edu.