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Fifth graders get jump on college education

Source: abclocal.go.com Posted By: postg0 3556 days ago

On Thursday, these Oakland kids got a little closer to realizing their dream. Forty-eight fifth graders received each a $1,000 college scholarship.

"So when we talk to kids, hey it's time to go to college, they need to know that they actually have something tangible, $1,000 waiting for them that if they do their part, we'll do ours," said David Silver, the Think College Now school principal.

Silver has been doing his part. Every year he challenges the kids to participate in a reading marathon.....

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