First Generation College Students (E3)

FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS (E3)

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”
— JOHN C. MAXWELL

College is an experience characterized by change and challenges. A wraparound support system can make a difference in whether a college student excels. The First-Generation College Student E3 Program helps ensure success for students who are the first in their families to attend college through a combination of academic support, mentorship, and personalized workshops; our program aims to foster a sense of belonging to empower, elevate, and educate students to achieve their educational goals. First-generation college students are individuals whose parents do not hold a four-year college degree.

E3 Is a leadership developmental program designed to empower, elevate, and educate First-Generation College Students to ensure they have the support necessary to excel academically and graduate college with a degree. The program addresses students’ challenges while fostering a growth mindset by offering various opportunities that extend from community resources, academic support, and professional development workshops to social activities for student success in higher education and beyond.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVIES:

  1. Increase first-generation student retention and graduation rates.
  2. Improve the academic performance and confidence of first-generation students.
  3. Decrease financial barriers and increase access to scholarships and financial aid.
  4. Foster a sense of belonging and community through community service projects and internship opportunities.
  5. Prepare students for successful post-graduation careers and beyond.

Program Modules:

  1. Mentorship: Students will be matched with experienced mentors and/or peers who have walked the same path and are dedicated to helping them navigate college life.
  2. Academic Support: Students will receive tutoring, study group opportunities, and workshops to increase their academic performance and retention rates.
  3. Financial Literacy Training: We provide information and resources to help you navigate the financial aspects, including scholarships, grants, and budgeting tips for college and beyond.
  4. Professional Development: Students will receive career guidance, internships, and networking opportunities to prepare them for life after graduation.
  5. Community Service Projects: Students will be immersed in advanced leadership activities incorporating growth mindset principles to develop essential life skills, such as teamwork, communication, leadership, and problem-solving.
  6. Peer Support Networks: Connect students with other first-generation students through support groups, workshops, and social events. Peer mentors are available to offer guidance and encouragement.

 

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