"Only the gritty students are able to fight through the pain, wavering confidence, lack of support, and limited resources."


Ron and Rodney Lewis have passionately presented to thousands of students about taking personal responsibility for their education. In this hard-hitting book, these two dynamic educators explicitly speak to first generation college students about consistently overcoming adversity and creating long-term success in college and life.


The twins use relatable principles along with compassionate stories from their college experience to convey the strength of a “gritty” mindset. Throughout the book, the Lewis brothers document their learning from extreme college partying, rebounding from low ACT scores, and turning away friends involved in drugs.


This book will definitely empower first generation college students to work hard everyday, take ownership of their learning, seek the proper information, choose friends wisely, and dedicate their education to helping others.

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