Students must prepare for college and careers long before setting foot on campus or interviewing for their first job. Advance preparation can make the difference between success and failure beyond high school—especially for students who are the first in the family to attend college.
A better understanding of the environments from which under-resourced students come helps K–12 and college professionals foster student success.
Prepare your under-resourced students for the worlds of college and work. Help them:
- Understand the hidden rules of college and the workplace
- Move from a concrete environment to one that is abstract and representational
- Envision a future story that includes higher education and satisfying employment
- Develop the necessary emotional, cognitive, and language resources to realize that future story