Promise Seen in College-Awareness Program for Middle Schoolers

A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan found that early exposure to college, mentoring, and community service leadership are successful strategies for motivating low-income students to aspire to college. The study evaluated the effectiveness of the non-profit College for Every Student (CFES) and found that 75 percent of the 1,100 middle school program participants that were included in the study planned to attend four-year colleges. CFES aims to assist low-income, first generation students for three years and provides students with campus tours, mentors, and leadership opportunities.

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