Kimberly is a sophomore at American University, pursuing a double major in film and business administration.
She discusses the challenges of being a first-generation college student, and how she prepared for the experience by doing her own research.
Brandon, a freshmen at Duke University, first began thinking about going to college when he entered high school. He liked the idea of living out of state, away from a small-town atmosphere, and gaining some independence.
Daisy Solares is a respiratory therapist at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Daisy Solares wanted to go away to college in a different city and have the “college experience,” but the cost was prohibitive for her family. So she came up with another way to continue her education.
Take the Leap, Be the First, a campaign of the Delaware Department of Education’s Higher Education Office, aims to share success stories of first-generation college students and their families. The goal is to inspire more Delaware families to overcome some of the barriers and fears that may keep them from attending college . . . so that they can take the leap and be the first!