The Atlantic calls this documentary "A powerful reminder that school resources remain unequal, that bias continues to affect the opportunities black boys have access to, and that simply enrolling first-generation college students in universities is not enough; schools must develop support systems to help them graduate."
A unique advice guide that presents the voices of sixteen real students who are the first in their families to go to college. Packed with useful resources and heartfelt stories, this book is an excellent guide through the key issues - from cultural conflict to academic challenge - facing first-generation students.
As more and more of the college-going population is made up of those who are the first in their families to attend college, institutions need to find ways to help these students succeed if they expect to maintain enrollments. This groundbreaking resource explores the challenges and barriers to first-generation students and offers a wealth of helpful recommendations for helping these students succeed in their academic careers.
Given that first-generation students comprise over 40% of incoming freshmen, increasing their retention and graduation rates can dramatically increase an institution's overall retention and graduation rates. This book provides administrators with a plan of action to create the awareness necessary for meaningful long-term change, sets out a campus acclimation process, and provides guidelines for the necessary support structures. First-person narratives by first-generation students help the reader get to grips with the variety of ethnic and economic categories to which they belong.