Latinx Show the True Meaning Of An Education Via Emotional #FirstGeneration Hashtag


As we’re in the middle of graduation season, Latinx prove once again why each degree matters profoundly to this community and this generation. Latinx truly comprehend the hard work that has been instilled in them by their parents and family, which is why getting an education and graduating is much more important, because it didn’t come easily.

Several Latinx have used the hashtag #FirstGeneration to share their own personal stories of what their new degree means to them, their family, and their friends. Here’s a highlight of some of those stories.

Several of these stories express how their parents came to this country and worked endless hours just to give their children something they couldn’t have themselves: a better life, an education, and a way to continue on with the legacy of their family.

“My graduation doesn’t fall on Mother’s Day but I’m giving my mom an early Mother’s Day gift of me walking down that stage and hoping one day she won’t need to work anymore,” tweeted. I’m gonna provide everything she needs as she has done for me these past 22years.

Here’s another incredible story: “Josua was honored w/the Latinx Student Achievement award from the multicultural Liaison Officers. I am so proud of you and knew you are destined for great things. It makes me more proud for you to be honored from the Latin community.

Do you have a #FirstGeneration story? If so, share in the comment section below!

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