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Read the articles in this section to gain a better understanding of the current realities facing many of iMentor's students.

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Research about 1st generation college students
Please read this article to explore some current challenges first-generation college students may encounter and how the iMentor model empowers students and mentors to face those hurdles.  Introduction Post-seconda...
What is it like to be poor at an Ivy League school?
High-achieving, low-income students, often the first in their families to attend college, struggle to feel they belong on elite campuses. The following is an excerpt form an "Boston Globe" article written by Brooke Lea Fost...
Three Miles: This American Life Podcast
As a mentor, gaining insight into realities your mentee might be facing with identity and income inequality will increase the quality of support you can provide. Synopsis There’s a program that brings together kids from two scho...
Research around non-cognitive skills, our curriculum, and college success
What is some general research around non-cognitive skills? Research conducted by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research tells us that “in addition to content knowledge and academic skills, students must develop sets ...
Understanding Stereotype Threat
The article below introduces you to the concept of stereotype threat , and it's impact on college enrollment, persistence, and completion. Use the information in this article to build a better understanding of your mentee, no matter their backg...