March 5, 2024

Centenary University recently hosted its inaugural mentor training session for the University’s First-Generation Mentor Program. Part of the University’s emphasis on supporting first generation college students, the program provides crucial support and guidance for students whose parents have not attended college. While these students are often academically skilled and highly motivated, they sometimes face cultural challenges becoming acclimated to the demands of college life. Initially funded through a grant from Engage NJ for service in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Centenary’s First-Generation Mentor Program provides peer support for first gen students to help them navigate college policies, procedures, expectations, and traditions.