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.

How to Make Ice Breakers Enjoyable

With the new semester beginning, one activity that many of us dread are the ice breakers professors come up with. While ice breakers may seem boring...

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. — Hubert H Humphrey,

As we approach Thanksgiving, I can't help but think about what it is that I'm grateful for. I am grateful for my faith, because without God, I would...

Letters of Recommendation

It seems one of the more stressful parts of the college application process is finding someone to write a recommendation letter for you. Some...

First Things First

Hey all! My name is Mandy and I’m so excited to be joining the I’m First! family. For my debut post, I figured I’d tell you guys a bit about myself....

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...

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