Colleges and Universities

Announcing 1 in 5 podcast

February 10, 2021  • Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Ascend at the Aspen Institute is excited to launch 1 in 5, a new podcast focusing on the experiences of students who are parents pursuing postsecondary credentials. According to the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, more than one in five college students (22 percent) are parents. Each episode features in-depth conversations with student parents and those who advocate for them in the fields of education, philanthropy, non-profit, and research, among others – including Ascend’s PSP Parent Advisors who inform our Postsecondary Success for Parents (PSP) Initiative. 

Ascend partnered with the Lantigua Williams & Co. podcast network to produce 15 episodes that cover an array of topics unique to student parents from juggling coursework and a full-time job to parenting and practicing self-care. Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, guests also share the challenges they faced working, studying, parenting, and staying healthy from home. New episodes will be released every Tuesday from February 16 to March 25, 2021. 

Learn more about the 1 in 5 podcast in our press release here. Listen to the 1 in 5 trailer here. Episodes of 1 in 5 can be found at Subscribe on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Amazon Music, and other podcast platforms.