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First Forward Success Program

First Forward Success Program helps shape futures every step of the way. Just for first-generation students, First Forward Success Program empowers them to design a future beyond their wildest dreams.

We know that first-generation students often:

  • Feel unable to function in college
    • Many first-generation students can’t see themselves in academia.
  • Feel isolated
    • No one in their family has the knowledge or experience to guide them through the college culture or process.
  • Feel like a fraud
    • Struggle with “imposter syndrome”, and feel that they don’t belong in the college setting.

Many Boise State faculty and staff were first-generation students themselves, and know first-hand what it’s like.

Faculty and Staff, you can help in two ways:

  • Refer a first-generation student you know who’s struggling.
  • Mentor a first-generation student. The personal connection you make will have a lasting impact.