For undocumented students, the road to college is not an easy one. Despite some having the ability to work thanks to programs like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), in-state tuition and financial aid aren’t always a possibility – making the cost of college burdensome. French Montana is hoping to make it easier for undocumented students to attend college. With MTV and nonprofit organization Get Schooled, French launched We Are the Dream, a campaign to provide undocumented students with resources.
“I am one of tens of thousands of first- and second-generation immigrants that are having a significant positive impact on the United States,” French told Rolling Stone. “I am excited to lead others in this fight to ensure Dreamers connect with support they need to get to college and make their American Dream come true.”
With the future of DACA currently hanging in the balance, French Montana’s initiative will provide necessary guidance to undocumented students who don’t know what their future holds. Through WeAreTheDream.us, high school and college-aged students can learn about available scholarships as well as receive up-to-date information about DACA. If students text “college” to 335577, they can also speak directly to counselors who will be able to help them with specific issues.
To learn more, visit WeAreTheDream.us.