How is the college matriculation and transition process like going to the airport for the first time? http://t.co/yf0lTFvoyg #education
|Scooped by Lucas Arnestad|
Yes prep is a great program. It prepares students to go to college. I first heard the “airport analogy” used to describe the college matriculation and transition process from this article and think it is appropriate. Imagine stepping foot in an airport for the first time for your first flight at age 18, by yourself, and trying to negotiate all the steps necessary to make your flight. Where do you go first? What do you do with your bags? By the time you figure all this out, you’ve probably missed your flight, spent $50 for bags that are on the plane without you, and had to throw out your water bottle and half your toiletries. This is, on a smaller scale, what the first weeks of college are like for many first-generation college students. My brother was the first to go to college in my family and he had a very hard time adjusting to college life. Yes prep prepares grades 6-12 for college by getting them ready for the work load, Give special consideration to qualified YES Prep students in the admissions process to allow a small cohort of 3-5 students to matriculate together each year, and Provide extra on-campus supports for the IMPACT students. This was a great article and will help me adjust to college by knowing that other people feel the same way I do.