Peer mentoring to support first-generation low-income college students

Sean Plaskett, Diksha Bali, Michael J. Nakkula, John Harris / Phi Delta Kappan / March 2018

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Transitioning from high school to college can be a formidable challenge, especially for students who are the first in their family to attend college (first-generation) and/or are from low-income backgrounds. The authors’ qualitative investigation of a college mentoring program illuminates the potential value of relatable peer mentors in helping these students get off to a good start.