Being recent college graduates themselves, near-peer success coaches bring a unique voice and lived experience to wrap around student support that focuses on academic success, financial management, and personal wellbeing. Hear from several individuals serving as near-peer success coaches through AmeriCorps at College Possible’s Catalyze partner campuses. Understand navigational issues for first-generation students and students from low-income backgrounds on their path to a college degree.
Speakers will share how they were drawn to be a coach, how coaching can be an influential element in acclimating students from low-income backgrounds and first-gen students to college life, and how campuses differentiate the coach role from that of professional staff.
Near-peer success coaches presenting during this webcast represent institutions that have a Catalyze partnership with College Possible. College Possible is a national non-profit that leads in college access and success for students from low-income backgrounds and first-generation college students.