The University of Colorado System is comprised of four campuses. And across those four campuses, there are hundreds of thousands of stories waiting to be told. And arguably none as aspiring as those of students who are the first in their families to go to college. We wanted to find those stories and tell them in a way that was uplifting and inspiring. Through all of their challenges and hardships, these students prove that anything can be accomplished through hard work, perseverance  and having the support of The University of Colorado behind them. We hired a local illustrator to bring these student's stories, and their hopes and dreams, to life in a way that was whimsical and fun. 

Jim's Story | University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Ellena's Story | University of Colorado Boulder

Alba's Story | University of Colorado Denver

Zach's Story | University of Colorado Colorado Springs