The NewburyFIRST program for first generation college student aims to provide holistic academic, social, and interpersonal development support for transitioning first year students. NewburyFirst students will meet bi-weekly for the entire 2015-2016 academic year with a strong focus on identifying student strengths in the hopes that these strengths support academic and personal confidence,enhance overall ability to access campus resources, lead to greater satisfaction and ultimately result in enhanced student success.
Participants in this program will have the opportunity to engage with many Newbury staff and faculty committed to serving first generation college students, get to know a diverse group of other new first generation students, and connect with first generation student leaders!
All participants of the program will utilize the StrengthsQuest assessment. StrengthsQuest™ is an online assessment which reveals a person’s top five (out of 34) talent themes. By becoming aware of these talents, you can grow them into strengths. Using StrengthsQuest, students will learn how their strengths can support academic skills development and goal setting, proactively problem solve and positively reframe situations and experiences so you are your best self.
Program graduates will also be encouraged to participate in a leadership role to help support other first generation college students.
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