Workshop for Parents of Future First-Generation College Students

First-generation college students are entering institutions of higher education, but many are not graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Their parents, unaware of the expectations that college requires of students, may not know how to best support their student. The purpose of this graduate project is to create a workshop to be facilitated by a professional high school counselor to be presented to future first-generation college students in high school and parents to discuss some of the difficulties these students may face and how families can prepare to tackle those challenges. Future first-generation college students and their parents will learn about the factors that have made first-generation college students successful and learn ways to apply it to their own situation to prepare for college.