Great Minds Great Future Academy @ First Generation College Bound

Great Minds Great Future Academy

Great Minds & Great Futures Academy (GMGFA) was established to increase guidance, encouragement, and support to FARM students in the 8th, 9th, and 10th grade. GMGFA will focus on one-on-one coaching, college and career awareness workshops, and parental education and involvement. GMGFA will increase student awareness of the Maryland Howard P. Rawlings Programs and other grants for college affordability. GMGFA will specialize in tracking students starting at 9th grade as they matriculate to college.

Sherrie Downs, the Great Minds Great Future Academy program coordinator at First Generation College Bound, explains program benefits and how they can help students on their path towards a college education.

GMGFA provides awareness, empowerment, and support to the following High Schools and their feeder Middle Schools:

  • Duval High School with Thomas Johnson Middle School
  • Fairmount High School with James G. Gholson Middle School
  • Laurel High School with Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School
  • Parkdale High School with Charles Carroll Middle School

Enrollment criteria:

  • GMGFA Application with Letter of Intent
  • Identified as a FARM student in the 8th, 9th, and 10th grade
  • Desire to attend college
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Parent/Guardian is required to attend an Orientation


Interest Of Enrollment Form

Complete the interest form below and a College Access Coach will contact the Parent of the Student.

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