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This important initiative for First-Generation students at the College draws on the Pensby Fellowship of Yeidaly Mejia '19 and Praxis coursework by Yeidaly and Alex Berndt '19. Each year, first-generation students can apply to participate and be connected with a mentor. Breaking Barriers also holds discussion groups and community bonding events throughout the year for students to share and build first-gen experiences. The program aims to provide support, resources, community and career guidance to its participants.
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Breaking Barriers student coordinator: Sarah Rose Santiago '22.
2019-2020: Guan Hua Li ‘20 and Sarah Rose Santiago ‘22
2018-2019: Yeidaly Mejia ‘19 and Aldercy Lam ‘19
Breaking Barriers is a part of Bryn Mawr's First Generation/Low-Income (FGLI) Program
First Gen Group: Last year, in collaboration with Breaking Barriers, the Couseling Center held weekly workshops for students who identify as first-generation to college.If you are interested in such programming this year, please reach out to Aury Garcia - Staff Counselor (firstname.lastname@example.org).