Screening at Anoka High School for documentary focused on students breaking out of poverty cycle

The Minnesota Association for College Admissions Counseling (MACAC) will host a screening of the documentary, “First Generation,” Wednesday, March 27, 6 p.m., at Anoka High School.

The film shares the stories 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.

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The event is free and open to the public.

Suggested donations of $10 will be collected to benefit student scholarships and high school counselor scholarship funds for those who themselves are, or who work with, first-generation students.

A question and answer session with an education expert will take place following the movie.

The Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) is a non-profit organization that supports education professionals as they guide students and families in the postsecondary education planning process.

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