Leading the Way: First-Generation Students Serving as Peer Mentors

Everett / Journal of First-generation Student Success / November 2023

This article reports on a study that investigated the benefits derived from a formal leadership development program where first-generation undergraduate college students serve as peer mentors for other first-generation college students. Seven students participated in the exploratory study. Data generated from a four-question open-ended response survey were analyzed using content and thematic analysis. Findings provide new understandings about the positive outcomes that may result from developing and implementing first-generation leadership programs.

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