On Monday, February 11th, the School of the Future Promise Corps team room was filled with a mix of college students from Villanova and our very own seniors here at Future. A group of graduate students from Villanova have been leading a first generation college student group with the seniors at School of the Future since September. On Monday, this team of Villanova students brought multiple undergraduate first generation college students, as well as staff members from Villanova, to the high school and had them speak to the seniors about their experience as the first person in their family to go to college.
The Promise Corps team was invited to sit in on the panel and listen to the questions our students had for the panelists. The seniors were asking many interesting questions, and they were able to get a good idea of the struggles they may face throughout their academic career as a first generation college student. The students were extremely engaged in this panel and have given the Promise Corps team very good feedback on their experience. All of our students are getting more and more excited to start their journey after high school, especially as they have recently begun to receive their college acceptance letters. Many students have already been accepted to multiple colleges and we cannot wait to see where they end up in the fall!