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Why personalized assistance can help: the case for improving academic success

by CIFAR Sep 19 / 13
In filling out forms and changing day-to-day routines, the challenge of "where to begin" often overwhelms and leads to procrastination.

In his talk, CIFAR Senior Fellow Oreopoulos discusses the often overlooked importance of personal assistance (or 'hand-holding') from someone trusted and experienced to overcome these obstacles to significantly improve well-being. The remarkable increase in post-secondary enrolment from helping parents and youth past the financial aid application is but one example.

A presentation by Philip Oreopoulos (University of Toronto) at the Building Better Lives & Communities symposium on Sept. 19, 2013.