A Message to College Students as the Year Begins. See more state education news here

| August 6, 2019

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By Helios Education Foundation

For first-generation college students, navigating a new school environment can be daunting. Succeeding academically once they enroll, and completing a degree are often hindered by the circumstances these students have to face, like working full-time when enrolled or caring for other family members. These students also don’t have the benefit of drawing from their parents’ college-going experience. 

Sometimes, academic and financial struggles can lead first-generation students to leave school altogether, leaving behind not only their dreams, but the potential of increased opportunity. Sometimes, though, hearing from other people who have overcome obstacles in their pursuit of education can be a reinforcement for students, and help them realize that with determination and the right help, postsecondary success is possible.

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