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How To Support Student Parents During COVID-19

Life Impact Program

Dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by supporting disadvantaged students with children.

The Life Impact Program assists disadvantaged parents in their efforts to attain a higher education. The program provides participants with a renewable scholarship as well as academic, professional and personal support. Program scholars have access to a Life Coach team who serves as a first point of contact for all concerns. This team follows students’ progress, assesses their needs and provides them with resources, workshops and/or referrals to other on-campus or community programs. To date, program efforts have resulted in 85% graduation and retention rate for the 234 UWM student parents that have been served. Of the program graduates, 100% have reported employment and/or are seeking advanced degrees within 6-9 months of graduation.


“The Life Impact Program at UWM is essential for low-income students with children and for our community as a whole. At UWM one of our strategic goals is to work with students to be successful. The Life Impact Program supports those parents who aspire to reach their educational goals, for themselves, their families, and for a vibrant community.”

—Mark A. Mone, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor


Click here to watch a short video about the Life Impact Program at UW-Milwaukee: The Life Impact Program