Students in rural communities face a host of challenges in preparing for college and career that include limited access to advanced coursework, broadband, and college exposure in their local community.  High poverty and lack of transportation, as well as the challenges that come with leaving one’s community, all contribute to lower college attendance.

Dreama Gentry, Executive Director and Sara White, Director of Programs with Partners for Education at Berea College, will share what they have learned supporting college access and success among Appalachian students in Kentucky.  As organizers of the Rural College Access & Success Summit, they will provide an overview of what is proving effective in rural communities across the US.  They will also share how higher education institutions and their partners can design services to meet the specific needs of rural students.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Key barriers that limit rural student college aspirations and preparation
  • Successful strategies that help rural students prepare academically and socially for life in college
  • Supports higher education institutions and other partners can provide to help rural students succeed in college

Event Details

Webinar: Country Roads Take Me… To College:  Meeting the Unique Needs of Rural Students
Date and Time
: Monday, May 4, 2020, 1-2 p.m. EST
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