As more high school graduates seek to add postsecondary degrees onto their resume
in order to advance their future career, the Metlife Foundation has announced a new initiative to help parents and families prepare for college.
The Metlife Foundation, along with the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) is releasing free information for people who may be unfamiliar with the U.S. college system, especially first generation college students.
The multi-media resources include tool kits, online modules, partnership literacy programs and guidelines for nontraditional students.
NCFL president Charon Darling said that the initiative is designed to get parents involved in the decision making process and help both the student and family be successful with the college experience.
"Parents are a key to our nation reaching its educational goals," Darling added. "In order to produce 5 million new degrees in a decade, we need to assure that more nontraditional adults are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education and that parents are well prepared to inform and nurture the educational aspirations of their children."
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professionals with postsecondary degrees have the potential to earn $1,000 more per week than those with some or no college education.