|WLP College Panel 2012|
Although record numbers of women of color are entering colleges and universities, persistent barriers still exist. Institutional factors such as massive cuts to K-16 education, limited-to-no access to college preparation courses, nonexistent college mentoring, high student-to-college counselor ratios, and sexual abuse hinder opportunities for youth of color (particular first generation college students) to go to and succeed in college. On December 10th, Washington Prep High School's WLP will hold its first 2012-2013 Women of Color College Forum. WLP and Washington Prep alumni will discuss their experiences negotiating the college landscape as first generation students challenging stereotypes, low expectations, sexism, and access inequities.
Location: Rm B6, 10:30