I find this story fascinating! http://ht.ly/6GcCp Franklin College has a Franklin First Scholars program for first-generation college students. The cohort of students were brought to campus before the academic year began for a three-day service-learning intensive experience. The result? "Our preliminary conclusion is that the intensive service-learning experience, along with the other elements of the Franklin First program, have given participating students greater resilience than other first-generation students in the face of the academic and social challenges many first-year students encounter."