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Making College Aspirations Real for Students and Families


Increasing Postsecondary Access > Foster College Aspirations > Learn What Works

  • Grade Level

    Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (4-6)

Dr. Patricia Gándara explains how schools can use mentorships and peer interaction to begin fostering college aspirations as early as elementary school. Schools can work with families, teachers, and the community to encourage students, particularly low-income or first-generation college-going students, in the college entry process.