First-Generation Empowerment Week (FGEW)

Hello everyone!

This week, from October 17th to October 22nd is First Generation Empowerment Week hosted by FGO! Each and every day we will have different events and activities so feel free to stop by and hang out with us in order to celebrate being a first generation student! For information on each event, please refer to this email and our Facebook page! We are looking forward to seeing all of you this week. Please like us on our Facebook and Instagram pages and stay tune for more details.

Monday, October 17th: FGO Paints the 34th Street Wall
Where? 34th Street Wall
When? 4:30-6:00 PM
What? We will be painting what first generations means to us and our accomplishments. There will be a competition for best design, and the winner will receive a prize!

Sign-up here if you want to attend:

Link to the event on FB:

Tuesday, October 18th: FGO Carnival Day
What? Lions, tigers, and bears oh my! Please come out to FGO’s Carnival Day in which we are setting up a variety of different games in order to win a prize.
Location and time TBA! Look out for another email tomorrow about this event!

Wednesday, October 19th: FGO Service Day
Details TBA. Look out for an email with more info soon!

Thursday, October 20th: FGO Field Day
Where? Southwest Rec Baseball Field
When? 4:00-6:00 PM
What? Our FGEW will consist of some heated KICKBALL match ups in our own personally rented field out in the beauty of Southwest Rec! Water will be included as well as plenty of adrenaline pumping FUN! Hope to see you all out there and on my team for your sake!

Sign-up here if you would like to attend:

Link to the event on FB:

Friday, October 21st: FGO Celebration
What? Come celebrate with us being first gen with cake and a prize wheel!
Location and time TBA. Lookout for an email about this event soon!

Saturday, October 22nd: First Generation Summit
Where? UF Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center
When? 8:15 AM- 2:00 PM
What? The FGO Summit is a retreat dedicated to first generation students finding and claiming their stories. Participants go through a series of fun and inspiring activities that will not only connect them to other students with similar backgrounds but will give them the advantage of knowing exactly what makes them stand out from the rest.  Students walk away from this event with an understanding of how to apply their stories to different aspects of their lives–professional and personal. What a way to end Empowerment week with a bang!

Sign-up here if you would like to attend:

Link to the event on FB: 

Feel free to email us if you have any questions! Hope to see you this week!



General Body Meetings


We invite you to attend our General Body Meetings (GBM) held every other week during the academic year (dates tbd). GBMs are a chance for you to connect with the executive board and other like-minded first generation college students. Activities range from pizza parties and pumpkin decorating to guest speakers and opportunities to get involved with UF and the Gainsville community.