First-generation students comprise over one-third of the incoming freshman class at colleges nationwide. But what are we doing to help them succeed? Hobsons’ President of Advising and Admissions, Stephen Smith, will be discussing this topic at the upcoming National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference in Detroit, Michigan. Our panel will feature leaders from College Possible, The College Board, Jack Cooke Kent Foundation, and Bottom Line. Participants will explore tried-and-true examples of how organizations throughout the country are assisting students with college exploration, college applications, and college choice along with succeeding in college once they enroll.

Join us:

Tuesday, September 20
10:30 am - 11:45 am
NCAN Conference, Detroit, MI

To and Through: Leaders’ Perspectives on Preparing Students for College and Beyond

Helping students get to college is a goal of most college access programs. But are we truly preparing students to succeed in college, and even further, in their career? Join a panel of leaders in the field of college and career readiness as they discuss topics related to empowering students to not just apply for college, but to be prepared with the skills necessary to persevere socially, personally, and academically for life after high school.

We hope to see you in Detroit!


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