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First Forward Program

First Forward programs sponsored by CIDR are geared towards students who are among the first in their families to attend college. The goal is to serve as a resource to students by helping them smoothly and successfully transition from high school to college life and beyond.

The First Forward Workshops, mini workshops, study breaks, and other program events are avenues to directly address the transition to college, student concerns, and other relevant topics like money management, networking, and other questions that students may not be aware they should be asking.

In addition, First Forward provides a forum for first-generation students to network and socialize with one another through events like pizza parties, study breaks, service opportunities, and joint attendance at on and off-campus events.