Meet Today’s Students

Many of today’s students aren’t going straight from high school to college and studying full-time. They are returning adults, parents, providers, veterans, and the first in their families to go to college. They need a system that is flexible, affordable and responsive to their needs. But to serve today’s students well, we first need to hear their stories.

  • Fernando Vazquez – Why I Apprentice

    North Carolina

    Fernando, 19, is a youth apprentice at Guilford Apprenticeship Partners - Machine Specialties, Inc. in Greensboro, North Carolina (http://www.machspec.com). Fi…

    Contributed by: Jobs for the Future (JFF)

  • Hannah T. Rodriguez – Washington State University

    ADVENTURE IS WHERE BELONGING BEGAN: MY FIRST-GENERATION STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCEThis story was originally published by the Center for First-generation Student S…

    Contributed by: Center for First-Generation Student Success

  • Isabella Cowles – Why I Apprentice

    Wisconsin

    Isabella Cowles, 18, of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, is a marketing youth apprentice at the Black River Falls school district (https://www.brf.org). Find out …

    Contributed by: Jobs for the Future (JFF)

  • Jasmine Di Diego

    Texas

    Jasmine is a Young Invincibles Texas Advocate.

    Contributed by: Young Invincibles

  • Joe Anderson

    New York

    Joe is a senior at Cornell University, and serves as the president of the Cornell Student Assembly. He discusses his role in providing support an a voice for f…

    Contributed by: Today's Students Coalition

  • John Englehart

    Maryland

    University of Maryland University College student John Englehart discusses his experiences as an adult learner and student parent.

    Contributed by: Higher Learning Advocates (HLA)

  • Joshua Elizondo – Santa Monica College

    California

    Contributed by: Jobs for the Future (JFF)

  • Karishma Cordero

    Texas

    Karishma is Young Invincibles Texas Advocate.

    Contributed by: Young Invincibles

  • Kevin Hunt

    Alaska

    Kevin Hunt is an author/speaker in Alaska. Read his story here.

    Contributed by: Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

  • Kimberly

    California

    The declining purchasing power of the Pell Grant makes it hard for students like Kimberly to cover all their education expenses.

    Contributed by: National College Attainment Network

  • Marc Pomerleau

    California

    Read about Marc Pomerleau's journey to become a pharmacy technician. 

    Contributed by: Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

  • Marc Younker – Rutgers University

    New Jersey

    https://youtu.be/gjqccdwDAKAMarc, a student at Rutgers, discusses how this fall semester is different for him and his classmates.

    Contributed by: Today's Students Coalition

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