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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.

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Learning Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. Understand how first-gen students are developing a new set of language skills, academic skills, and beliefs as they learn to be college students.
  3. 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.



Denisse Jover, Sr Mgr of Programs, Tiger Woods Foundation

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