First Generation College Students

What are the challenges faced by first generation college students?

Former First Lady Michelle Obama came to Howard University to talk about her Reach Higher initiative at the 2019 Beating The Odds Summit.  The issue is about giving first generation college students the encouragement finish strong and get a four-year degree. We talking about the issues that may not occur to first generation college students or their parents.


Reach Higher Initiative

The College Gurl Foundation


Anthony Jones, Associate Provost & Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, Howard University

Jessica Brown, Founder, The College Gurl Foundation

Destinee Whittington, First Generation College Student, Alabama State University