First-Generation Students are often perceived as the "Invisible Middle", in other words, first-generation students are less likely than other students to be involved in on campus activities and organizations (Nichols, 2004; Pike & Kuh 2005).
Proud to Be First and the Leadership Initiative believe that it is vital to empower first-generation students, and provide the tools to thrive as leaders. Starting during the Spring semester, the NYU Leadership Initiative will host four student leadership development trainings for a select group of first-generation students. The program will consist of four experiential workshops.The program is customized to help first-generation students naturally develop a powerful leadership presence and the ability to match leadership styles to leadership challenges.
Students must apply to be considered for the program. Check back in December for the application!
This program is only open to first-generation CAS students. Interested students can learn more and apply, here.