ABC 7, San Francisco
Only 1 in 20 high school students in the Oakland Unified School District makes it to a public university in California. With Monday being the first day of school for many students, one young teacher who defied the odds has set out to make a difference in the lives of others.
This year fifth grade teacher Marlene Castro and her school are driving home the message of college preparedness before the students finish the fifth grade. The message is called Think College Now, and their vision is to ensure that the students have the tools they need to pursue their life's dream and attend college in the future.