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Why Not Us?

Roadtrip Nation's WHY NOT US? is a documentary about a five-week national road trip, dubbed the "First-Gen Roadtrip" in which four first generation college students from around the country interviewed diverse leaders, many of whom were also the first in their families to receive a college degree. The student "roadtrippers" - Jennifer Rogers of Vancleave, Mississippi; Johnathan Allen from Winter Haven, Florida; Jasmine Johnson, a resident of Effingham, South Carolina; and Felipe Hernandez, from Paramount, California - flew into California to begin the adventure on Roadtrip Nation's iconic RV, most embarking on an airplane for the very first time. A broad range of leaders from around the country and all walks of life met with the students and shared personal insight and inspiration, pushing them to continue with their academic and professional goals. Several of the leaders included: Randall L. Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, David Lopez, Executive Director of Teach for America, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. Singer/songwriter John Legend met with the students in New York, and emphasized the importance of never giving up, "Persistence and grit. Don't let the challenges that you face deter you from reaching your goals."

Why Not Us?  
  • Saturday, June 23
    1:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Roadtrip Nation's WHY NOT US? is a documentary about a five-week national road trip, dubbed the "First-Gen Roadtrip" in which four first generation college students from around the country interviewed diverse leaders, many of whom were also the first in their families to receive a college degree. The student "roadtrippers" - Jennifer Rogers of Vancleave, Mississippi; Johnathan Allen from Winter Haven, Florida; Jasmine Johnson, a resident of Effingham, South Carolina; and Felipe Hernandez, from Paramount, California - flew into California to begin the adventure on Roadtrip Nation's iconic RV, most embarking on an airplane for the very first time. A broad range of leaders from around the country and all walks of life met with the students and shared personal insight and inspiration, pushing them to continue with their academic and professional goals. Several of the leaders included: Randall L. Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, David Lopez, Executive Director of Teach for America, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. Singer/songwriter John Legend met with the students in New York, and emphasized the importance of never giving up, "Persistence and grit. Don't let the challenges that you face deter you from reaching your goals."

 

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  • Thursday, June 21
    9:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Roadtrip Nation's WHY NOT US? is a documentary about a five-week national road trip, dubbed the "First-Gen Roadtrip" in which four first generation college students from around the country interviewed diverse leaders, many of whom were also the first in their families to receive a college degree. The student "roadtrippers" - Jennifer Rogers of Vancleave, Mississippi; Johnathan Allen from Winter Haven, Florida; Jasmine Johnson, a resident of Effingham, South Carolina; and Felipe Hernandez, from Paramount, California - flew into California to begin the adventure on Roadtrip Nation's iconic RV, most embarking on an airplane for the very first time. A broad range of leaders from around the country and all walks of life met with the students and shared personal insight and inspiration, pushing them to continue with their academic and professional goals. Several of the leaders included: Randall L. Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, David Lopez, Executive Director of Teach for America, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. Singer/songwriter John Legend met with the students in New York, and emphasized the importance of never giving up, "Persistence and grit. Don't let the challenges that you face deter you from reaching your goals."