This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Tuesday, May 21 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
How can we lower barriers to college access and students’ success? Let’s ask some students. Breakout Session
Limited Capacity seats available

For first-generation college students, higher education can drastically alter their life trajectory. However, there are many barriers on the road to entering college, let alone graduating or graduating debt-free. In this session, current college students will share their thoughts on the most pernicious barriers to college access, and what the field should do to remedy them. These students are all alumni of TeenSHARP, a program that prepares talented low-income, Black, and Latinx students for top colleges through early access to college-level coursework and coaching throughout the application and decision process.


Tatiana Poladko

Founder, TeenSHARP
TeenSHARP prepares talented youth of color to attend and thrive at our nation's top colleges.

Tuesday May 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
Longfellow B, First Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)