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ECMC's PERSIST at NAAAHP Annual Conference

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Great Wolf Lodge

10175 Weddington Road

Concord, NC 28027

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We don't just hand out free curricula. We offer free training too!

Clearly, access to higher education alone is not enough to provide educational opportunity to all when low-income, first-generation college-going students are the least likely to graduate. Success in higher education is an issue for all students. Currently, only 38 percent of all first-time postsecondary students at two-year institutions and 65 percent of those at four-year institutions graduate within six years. However, the graduation rates are even worse for low-income, first-in-the-family college- students. Low-income students are less than half as likely to earn a bachelor’s degree as higher-income students.

ECMC is pleased to provide nationally recognized curricula and facilitated trainings targeting student success in higher education. “PERSIST” was created to provide tools to help educators increase the success rates of those students who are the most at risk for dropping out: first-in-the-family college students, those from low-income families, commuter students, and nontraditional age students.


Highlights:

  • Facilitation by professional trainers

  • Highly interactive training environment

  • Printed and digital editions of the curricula for each participant

  • Innovative applications for curricula implementation

  • Experiential, game-based techniques for teaching fundamentals

The “PERSIST” curricula is a toolkit for higher education professionals to help at-risk students navigate the varied aspects of the college experience:

  • Evaluate institutional retention performance

  • Assess academic planning and classroom engagement practices

  • Create programs that help students adjust to college life

  • Demystify paying for college

  • Career planning – building practical experience while in school

For questions about PERSIST, email NationalTrainings@ecmc.org

Visit the PERSIST website www.ecmc.org/students/persist.html

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