When I graduate, I will …

Students from First Book programs around the country recently sent us video essays finishing the important phrase “When I graduate, I will …”

We loved all the submissions, but our favorite was this one, from Harvey Milk High School in New York City.

The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), home of the Harvey Milk High School, in New York City, is a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their families.

Students at Harvey Milk High School in NYCFirst Book works with HMI to provide its youth members with high-quality books, keeping the quality of their education exceptional. HMI provides a number of services that use the books, including college advising, SAT prep classes and a scholarship program.

“The books we receive from First Book are used to supplement our college prep programs,” said Sam Stiegler, Assistant Director of After-School Services for Academic Enrichment at HMI. “Given that SAT prep materials are quite costly, it’s great that we’re able to provide our young people with these materials, so they can be better prepared for college.”

Thanks to our friends at Barclays, First Book is able to offer a selection of quality college prep books on our Marketplace site, for the Hetrick-Martin Institute and thousands of schools and programs like it around the country.