EIF works directly with parents and guardians to create strong linkages between programmatic efforts, home and school environments. This helps offset the impact of not having a guardian who attended college. Our on-campus advisors host information sessions throughout the academic year for EIF parents, guardians and family members. Parents are encouraged to contact advisors as needed for general questions and information about EIF, higher education or about their child’s progress. EIF also facilitates “life skills” sessions for parents where topics relevant to academic and college success, such as financial aid, are presented. Parents are encouraged to join their children at any of EIF’s activities.