Adelante: First Year Experience
Baylor’s Adelante: First Year Experience program is aimed at equipping undergraduate first year (freshman or first year transfer) Latino students with the skills, information, and support systems needed to identify student services, improve academic performance, and graduate from college. The program offers workshops and events focused on topics identified by researchers, practitioners, and students as being vital to college retention and success of Latino students at Baylor.
The program gives undergraduate students a personalized, culturally competent support network that adds value to the college experience of Latino students. This program supports predominantly first-generation, Latino students in their first year at Baylor by providing them with the tools, knowledge, and support necessary to successfully navigate the higher education system with the goal of graduating with a bachelor’s degree.
Adelante is designed to utilize the following strategies demonstrated to improve college retention:
- Celebrate and enhance cultural assets
- Focus on building college level study habits
- Build learning communities with their peers
- Help students to identify and utilize on campus resources
Students in the program that participate in once a month workshops, complete a pre and post survey and meet regularly with program staff and mentors will be awarded a $250 book scholarship each semester; totaling $500 for the academic year.
- Prepare a Personal Statement telling us a little bit about yourself and why you want to be a part of this program and what you hope to gain from this program. Word Limit: 500 or less.
- Impact Statement; What impact or contributions do you hope to make within the Adelante Program and greater Baylor community? Word Limit: 500 or less.
For further information or to set up a meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org