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Moving the Needle for First Generation College Students: Comprehensive Advising from College Access

Moving the Needle for First Generation College Students: Comprehensive Advising from College Access

    04/05/2016 02:00 PM – 03:15 PM ET From: American Youth Policy Forum In today’s economy, a college credential is in greater demand than ever before. Not only do college graduates tend to earn more money, but they are also more likely to vote, volunteer, and enjoy better health outcomes. However, navigating the college process […]

When Mentoring First-Generation College Students, It Is The Little Things That Make The Difference

When Mentoring First-Generation College Students, It Is The Little Things That Make The Difference

How to Help First-Generation Students Succeed A combination of simple nudges and regular check-ins from mentors can go a long way. Written by Mikhail Zinshteyn, Education Writers Association A few weeks ago Reina Olivas got on the phone with a freshman college student. “She was having a hard time with the cultural experience, the college […]

Muhlenberg College will require students to recruit mentors from a database of parents and alumni.

Muhlenberg College will require students to recruit mentors from a database of parents and alumni.

By Ellen Wexler John Williams thinks every student should have a mentor, someone who can act as counselor, sounding board, advice giver — and maybe, if the student is lucky, someone who can open doors in the working world. But to find a mentor, students need to learn to network. And for Williams, president of Muhlenberg […]

A Novel Program Provides an Entire Network of Support for At-Risk Youth

A Novel Program Provides an Entire Network of Support for At-Risk Youth

In the first of a two-part series in the New York Times, author David Bornstein puts the spotlight on a novel mentoring program being run in Baltimore City Public Schools. The organization, Thread, marshalls volunteer support for at-risk ninth graders. While the idea of utilizing volunteers to provide assistance to at-risk youth is not unique […]

Things May Fall Apart but You Will Make it Through with a Little Help from your Family, Friends, Teachers, and School

Things May Fall Apart but You Will Make it Through with a Little Help from your Family, Friends, Teachers, and School

We are pleased to feature this thoughtful essay about first generation college students from Professor Margarita Azmitia. Dr. Azmitia grew up in Guatemala and is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She studies how family, peer, schools, and communities contour adolescents and young adults educational and identity pathways, adolescents’ friendships, […]

Dedicated ‘Humans Of New York’ Fans Raise Money To Send Underserved Kids On Harvard Visit
By January 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Dedicated ‘Humans Of New York’ Fans Raise Money To Send Underserved Kids On Harvard Visit

The Huffington Post  |  By Kimberly Yam Humans of New York (HONY) photographer Brandon Stanton is known for capturing incredible stories that move his viewers. And now, his audience is helping to give some of his subjects amazing opportunities. Money from HONY fans is pouring in to send kids from a Brooklyn school to visit […]

Reflections on being mentored
By January 9, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

Reflections on being mentored

by Noelle Hurd I recently had the opportunity to reflect on the ways in which my experiences being mentored in academia had influenced the way that I currently mentor students at my university. I was applying for an academic mentoring workshop through the William T. Grant Foundation, and (as a part of the application process) was asked […]

It Takes a Mentor
By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

It Takes a Mentor

 Thomas L. Friedman, posted in the New York Times With millions of students returning to school — both K-12 and college — this is a good time to review the intriguing results of some research that Gallup did over the past year, exploring the linkages between education and long-term success in the workplace. That is: […]

Is Your Mentee Prepared for Life?
By September 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Is Your Mentee Prepared for Life?

By Ben Carpenter, reprinted from the New York Times As 16 million young adults set off for college this fall, they are looking at some frightening statistics. Despite the ever-rising cost of getting a degree, one number stands out like a person shouting in a campus library: According to a recent poll conducted by AfterCollege, an […]

Q & A with Professor Buffy Smith, author of new book that explores mentoring high risk college students
By August 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Q & A with Professor Buffy Smith, author of new book that explores mentoring high risk college students

The Hidden Curriculum Charlie Tyson (reposted from Inside Higher Education) In recent years, many colleges and universities have turned to mentoring programs in an attempt to retain underperforming students. Federally supported mentoring programs have been around since the Higher Education Act of 1965, which created student services programs such as Upward Bound, said Stephanie Gordon, vice […]