There are 7.3 million undergraduates attending four-year public and private colleges and universities, about 20 percent are first-generation students. About 50 percent of all first-generation college students in the U.S. are low-income. Most of these students are most likely to be a member of a racial or ethnic minority group. When you think about the amount of first generation college students there are it can be overwhelming. Now, if most of these students are part of a racial or ethnic minority group, imagine the impact they can have. Like myself and many others I represent not only first generation college students, but the Mexican community, the lower class citizen community along with many others.
The amount of influence myself and other can have on the future generations of first generation college students can be a huge asset that many 0f us like myself didn’t have. There will be more first gen. college students in better jobs and can open up numerous of opportunities for others. The most important asset we can give the future generation is our time and experiences to share. We can all be there for the next generation as simple as being there to hear them out and help. Sooner rather than later the minority groups will become the majority if not already.