What first-generation college students really need

This is an older story but I think it underscores the importance of supporting first-generation college students. Yes, we all love to hear about a student who has made it into college but what happens next is equally important. 

-->The truth is many first-gens drop out because the college-going culture is so different and demanding in unexpected ways.

If you know a student who is first in their family to enter college, reach out to them not just once but over and over again. Keep offering support event when it seems like they are doing ok.  Showing up time and time again will demonstrate you're not offering one-off support but genuinely care about their success and are willing to go out of your way to help them make things happen.