May 31, 2019, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
College applications, financial aid, letters of recommendations…school counselors at the secondary level spend much of their time supporting students’ college aspirations! Unfortunately, National Student Clearing House data shows discrepancies between college persistence and completion, comparing student income levels and race/ethnicity. First-year college persistence rates are lower for African American and Latinx students, and the college graduation rates of students from low-income schools is half that of students from higher income schools. Additionally, a recent study by the University of Wisconsin surveyed students about the reasons they considered dropping out of college found that 54% of students of color reporting “racial climate” as their number one reason. This full-day interactive session will help school counselors understand the research presented above, and refine their practices to better support underserved student populations to move from surviving to thriving in college. Through learning about implicit bias and considering ways to integrate racial identity development and social-emotional learning into college advising, attendees will leave with a variety of tools to best support traditionally marginalized students, including curriculum for classroom and small groups.
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