Ascend Launches Student Parent Podcast – Feb 16

Posted by The Aspen Institute on February 16, 2021

Ascend at the Aspen Institute launched 1 in 5, a podcast that features conversations with students who are parents and those who advocate for them in the fields of education, philanthropy, non-profit, and research, among others. 1 in 5 is produced by podcast network Lantigua Williams & Co. and moderated by award-winning journalist Pamela Kirkland.

1 in 5 students are also parents. Listeners will follow student parents as they share their experiences navigating higher education, full-time work, mental health, finances, COVID-19, and more while raising children.

New episodes will premiere every Tuesday from February 16 to May 25 on Simplecast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and other platforms. 

“There have been times where I have doubted my choices to be so transparent in sharing my life. This was a great reminder that our stories have power and influence,” says Lesley Del Rio, Ascend PSP Parent Advisor.

1 in 5 is a project led by the Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents (PSP) Initiative, a partnership between Ascend, Imaginable Futures, and the ECMC Foundation that raises awareness about and shares strategies to better support student parents.

Learn more about 1 in 5 here.

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