Documentary screening of ‘First Generation’ film set for March 27

The Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) will hold a benefit screening of the documentary “First Generation” Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at Anoka High School, 3939 7th Avenue North, Anoka.

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

The event is free and open to the public. Suggested donations of $10 will be collected to benefit student scholarship and high school counselor scholarship funds for those who themselves are, or who work with, first generation students.

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.