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.

On Leaving Home

I think those few weeks before going back to college, where flights are being bought, plans for the following semester are being made, and goodbyes...

Eating Healthy in College

With college comes busy schedules and not enough free time. Staying healthy, while it is very important, can easily become a low priority when all...

How To: Collective Action/Organizing

  Society cannot be changed by a single person. It takes significant collective action to ever achieve anything meaningful in an era where the...

New Hobbies

I have been trying to find new hobbies to try out because I feel as though I have been stuck in a rut. I have been trying painting, which is...

Summer Time Events

Summer is here and in full swing! I have two classes this summer so that I will be able to get a head start on some of the pre-requisites for a few...