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.

Summer is Over and It’s a Struggle

We are now two months into the Fall 2019 Semester and summer break is over, but it does not feel like it. Lately, I have been struggling with...

A Guide On Organization: the Busy Working Student Edition

Having to figure out how to navigate college while simultaneously juggling jobs, extra-curriculars, a social life, and health is a challenge. In my...

How Was Move-In?

How was move-in for me? That’s a loaded mash potato of a question. On one hand it was smoother than expected, but on the other it was bittersweet....

Summer’s Over Already?

As hectic as my first year was-between trying to make friends, keeping on top of my grades, figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, and being...

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...