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First in the Family: Practical Ideas for Helping First Generation and At Risk Students Go to College and Find Success

First in the Family: Practical Ideas for Helping First Generation and At Risk Students Go to College and Find Success

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  1. First in the Family: Practical Ideas for Helping First Generation and At Risk Students Go to College and Find Success Aliza Gilbert College Counselor Highland Park High School Highland Park, IL

  2. Who is my target population? Students or Parents?

  3. Students • Middle School • Junior High • High School

  4. Parents • Motivation

  5. Parents • Information *ACM Pre-College Planner for Parents (available in Spanish) *NACAC Guide for Parents (available in Spanish) *Tips for Parents with Middle School/High School Teens • Guidance

  6. Printed Resources for Counselors • Guiding the Way to Higher Education: Families, Counselors and Communities Together - A guide to presenting parent workshops that promote educational success with students (NACAC) • Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling – Chapter 10: Early College Awareness the Middle School Years written by Susan Street (NACAC)

  7. Websites • First in the Family: Advice about college www.firstinthefamily.org • Advice About College from First-Generation Students www.nextgenerationpress.org • Tips for First-Generation College Students www.ecampustours.com • Unique Concerns of First-Generation College Students www.fastweb.com • All NACAC publications can be downloaded at nacacnet.org

  8. Average Family Income by Educational Attainment of Householder, 2006 www.postsecondary.org • College Planning Calendars Grades 7-12 www.collegeaccesscenter.org • Dream to Reality www.collegezone.com • Mapping –your-future www.mappingyourfuture.org