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Empowering Success: A Near-Peer Coaching Discussion


Thursday, March 11, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST


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Register for this free webinar to hear from near-peer coaches as they share the real-life experiences of students they support and how they help them navigate barriers in higher education.


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.

Click here to request a video of our first webinar, Investing in Brilliance: Empowering Students from Low-Income Backgrounds.


As one of the largest and most successful college access and success programs in the country, since 2000 College Possible has helped put more than 59,000 students from disinvested communities on the path to economic mobility via completion of a college degree. Its proven near-peer coaching model, delivered by recent college graduates serving as AmeriCorps members, provides high-touch interventions proven to help students navigate and overcome the most common barriers to college access, retention and degree completion. Nationwide, College Possible students are three times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years than their peers from similar backgrounds.

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