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The video features students and staff from Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, along with members of the East County community. It was created by Ron Cook for the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges to highlight Give the Dream, a program that provides grants of up to $500 for students who face a financial emergency that could endanger their college education.
The foundation is urging people to share the video so it will go viral and spread the word about Give the Dream.
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According to the U.S. Department of Education, the leading reason students drop out of college is a lack of financial resources. More than 30% of college students leave after their first year and 50% never graduate. Many of these students leave because of an unforeseen financial emergency. The Give the Dream program provides a safety net for students; it helps students overcome unforeseen financial emergencies so that they may remain in school to achieve their educational goals.
For more information, go to the Give the Dream website.
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