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Friends at the Beach

First Gen Successes

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Our commitment to first-generation college students and graduates:

First-generation students and graduates are champions and catalysts.  We honor and respect the lived experiences of first-gen and understand the unique challenges first-gen face from the elementary school years to college and throughout their careers. 

 

We are committed to providing the training and support that your organization needs in order to better support your organization's first-gen.   

 

Explore first-gen voices, resources for student services professionals, and learn about the SHARE framework

 

Workshops we provide: 


Understanding first-gen experiences

Current trends in first-gen success

Approaches to increase retention and graduation

Tools to engage first-gen

Techniques to empower first-gen

~This is not an exhaustive list~

 

Our audience: 

 

TRIO programs

High Schools

Educational Opportunity Programs

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion units

Student affairs/Counseling Centers

Human Resources Management

 

~This is not an exhaustive list~

Dr. Tam has a personal commitment to first-gen as she identifies as a first-gen herself. 

She dedicates her doctoral studies to first-gen mental health access and retention. 

She contributed to first-gen scholarship particularly with recent publications in peer reviewed journals.  

Who are first-gen?

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) defines first-generation as those whose parent(s) did not complete a baccalaureate degree. 

Approximately 33% of enrolled college students are first-gen, resulting in approximately 33% of the work force are first-gen graduates.  

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