Maine College Students Struggling During the Pandemic
Featuring Maine students, the Lewiston Sun Journal, recently highlighted some of the struggles students are facing. “College students, particularly adults, are really struggling,” said Karen Keim, director of the Maine Educational Opportunity Center and Maine Educational Talent Search, programs that provide guidance and support to low-income, first generation and non-traditional college students around the state. “They’re trying to keep things going. They’re taking front-line jobs and those are the ones being cut. Those in waitstaff are particularly hard hit. Their earning potential has gone down and the things they took for granted, like being able to pay for and go to school, have been compromised."