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About The Program
Our themtorship program is meant to assist first-generation, undocumented, and Black students from the Central Valley with their college applications. As a themtee, you will be paired to your own personal themtor that will assist you with applications such as FAFSA or Dream Act, UC app, the Common App, and more via the internet. Your themtor will guide you in completing all things college related both correctly and promptly. This is a need and identity-based program, meaning no GPA requirements and our students will be granted laptops if needed. This program is meant to assist students who will be applying for undergraduate universities starting in the fall, whether that be high school seniors, community college students, and other non-traditional G.E.D school students.
Yadira Hernandez-Figueroa (She/They)
Yadira Hernandez-Figueroa is a first-generation undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley studying Political Science and Ethnic Studies. They are from Merced, California, and are deeply devoted to creating healthy change in the Valley, with an emphasis on educational policy and inequality. They hope to work alongside the Central Valley Scholars team to create and support educational opportunities for other students in the Central Valley. Grounded in family support, friendships, and a passion for change, Yadira will bring the Central Valley into every conversation to ensure no community is left unnoticed.
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Themtorship will last from August 2020 to May 2021. Each month will focus on a different topic and task for the themtee.
There will be monthly meetings with the themtor and themtee that provide the skills and knowledge to best complete your college application. Educational webinars, handouts, and more will be provided that will directly assist you with your applications.
You may contact your themtor via email at whatever time during your college application process and they will answer you within 24 hours.
You must be either a first-generation student, Black student, or undocumented student to qualify for this program.
You must be applying to undergraduate universities for the 2021-2022 school cycle.
You must be a current resident in one of the following counties; San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Merced County, Madera County, Fresno County, Tulare County, Kern County, or Kings County.
You must originate from a community college, high school, continuation school, or nontraditional G.E.D school from San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Merced County, Madera County, Fresno County, Tulare County, Kern County, or Kings County.
Students who participate in this program will be required to apply to at minimum one CSU, one UC, and one Private/Ivy League universities.