Engaging the Whole Family

Alexa, a member of our graduating class who is headed to Smith College in the fall, had much to say about our Transition to College workshops. She shared that she felt “liberated” by the meetings asthey provided her with the answers to all her college related questions.

Alexa also understood that the programming was just as critical for her parents as it was for her. She noted that DTS provided a safe space for her parents to “discuss their feelings about me going away and how my leaving home impacts them.”  She went on to say that “connecting with other parents going through the same thing reassured my mom and dad that they are not alone. Before these meetings, my parents felt helpless in terms of how to support me through college since it is not something they have experienced. Now they feel empowered.”  

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