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.

Happy New Year!

I've thought long and hard about what this New Year could bring advice wise. I'll be starting my second semester of my junior year.. so it isn't...

Winter Wonder

My favorite time of year is here and I am loving it! December has been a crazy month. I am currently taking a winter mini class so I haven't been...

Not all who goes have a place to return to.

Not all who goes have a place to return to. Maybe that is what makes the holidays such a bitter-sweet time. At the end of the semester, trimester,...

Finishing Senior Year of High School Strong

The first half of my junior year in college at the University of Houston is over. Academically, this was one of my best semesters yet. I spent most...

A Much Needed Christmas Break

Yesterday, I got something for Christmas that I wanted this past semester which is quality time with my father back in New York City. I didn’t have...