There is something special about being the FIRST…

…especially being the first in your family to attend and graduate from college. I’m First!, an initiative of Strive for College, is an online community celebrating first-generation college students.

Check out video stories from first-gen students, read student blogs and discover colleges that have special programs to support their first-gen students. We feature YouTube video testimonials from first-gen students and graduates from across the country. Watch some below or share your own story.

Finding Friends

College is a time where friends can either make or break the entire experience. It's true that being first-generation can really make that even...

Counseling in College

It's true that going to counseling is something that many students are ashamed to do because of what others will think of them. It's also true that...

Being First-Generation Without Familial Support

Being first-generation is not an easy experience. The process of applying to college, getting materials for FAFSA, and everything else that needs to...

A rare insight into an often unspoken of subject: College Housing After Dorms

If there were a magazine dedicated to the issues and drama of college housing off campus after dorm-life, the cover would be gross porch couches of...

Celebrating College Acceptances

The school year is coming to end now, and you probably starting to look at financial aid packages. This makes me think back to when I was sitting in...

@getschooled Our final advice to students - Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Whether you realize it or not, there are caring adults in your life who want to help. A teacher, a counselor, a parent, a cousin, a boss. Just ask! #GSSummerSeries pic.twitter.com/dPuyPtr06x