First to Go, Last to Know
11% of low-income, first generation students graduate within 6 years of starting college, & less than 1/4 earn a bachelor’s degree. A panel of first-generation college students will have an honest conversation about the challenges—racism, finances, college readiness, isolation on campus—facing them. We'll share strategies of one-to-one mentoring, career coaching to help prepare for an exit strategy after college, professional development workshops, and more that educators can begin to implement.
Additional Supporting Materials
http://news.tigerwoods.com/vina-vo-an-unexpected-champion/ ; http://news.tigerwoods.com/celebration-of-unexpected-champions-an-earl-woods-scholars-journey/ ; http://news.tigerwoods.com/scholar-voices-a-guiding-light-for-bostons-students/
- Recognize that first-gen students are also a diverse group in itself: some are low-income, some are minority/non-White, some may be undocumented.
- Understand how first-gen students are developing a new set of language skills, academic skills, and beliefs as they learn to be college students.
- Some students may hold contradictory feelings as they may sometimes feel that they do not fully fit in neither academia nor back in their communities.
- Cristina Fernández, Senior Director, Programs, Tiger Woods Foundation
- Vina Vo, Program Manager, League of Innovative Schools, Digital Promise
- Stephanie Navarrete , Claims Specialist, Travelers
- Vladimir Casseus , School Psychologist , Boston Public Schools Behavioral Health Services
Denisse Jover, Sr Mgr of Programs, Tiger Woods Foundation
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