Help families make the dream of college come true

Enrolling in college, weighing financial options and tackling course work is a daunting undertaking, even impossible. But the idea of going to college doesn’t have to be this overwhelming — potential students just need some help getting started on the path to realizing their education dreams.

In fact, the recent MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Preparing Students for College and Careers reveals that many parents and students feel a pressing need for more information about how to access and pay for college.

NCFL has created free online resources to inspire Hispanic families to start talking about college as a reality, not a faraway dream. These materials will help families begin the conversations about going to college, preparing for academic success and planting the seed for their children that they should go to college.

These resources have been designed for Spanish-speaking families to use together — for parents and other adult family members to think about furthering their own education and for children to begin charting the steps for making the dream of a college education come true. As families begin talking about the importance of college, all family members can start sharing the vision of attending college. As multiple generations understand that a college education is valuable and attainable, going to college and earning a degree becomes a goal families work to achieve together.

This extensive resource includes:

This project is supported by MetLife Foundation. To learn more about this initiative, check out the recent joint press release.