Believing you can graduate from college is the first step to actually doing it.
So start now… Say out loud, “I am graduating college!”
Preparing to get into college is important. But how to stay and graduate on time is just as important.
Some resources for students, parents and teachers are here:
90% of low-income, first-gen students
don’t graduate on time.
But colleges can change that.
(EAB Daily Briefing, March 16, 2016)
Best Practices for Supporting Upward Economic and Social
Mobility for First-Generation College Students
(The American Psychological Association, 2016)
Closing the Gap: Strategies for Increasing
Higher Education Attainment in Nevada
(Kenny Guinn Center for Policy
Priorities, June 2017)
Encouraging First Generation College Student Success
(National Academic Advising
Association, June 2012)
First Generation Film (2011) Official Trailer
An award-winning documentary narrated by Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, First Generation tells the story of four high school students – an inner city athlete, a small town waitress, a Samoan warrior dancer, and the daughter of migrant field workers – who set out to break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to their families and communities by pursuing a college education.
Watch the full-length film here.
Underwater Dreams Official Trailer
Underwater Dreams is a documentary film telling an inspirational story of how undocumented sons of Mexican immigrants built an underwater robot from Home Depot supplies. These young men defeated MIT’s engineering program. Now, they leave a legacy behind. Watch the film to see the successes of these students.
For more information on how to watch the film, click here.
Listen to Liz Murray’s story – going from homeless on the streets in New York, to Harvard. Liz Murray’s story reminds us that there are possibilities if we maintain a positive attitude and perspective on life.