Peer Mentoring to Support First-Generation Low-Income College Students

Author(s):
Plaskett, Sean; Bali, Diksha; Nakkula, Michael J.; Harris, John
Publication Year:
2018
Source:
Phi Delta Kappan

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.

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