More than 80% of high school students say their goal is to attend a four-year college. But young people are nervous about how to make that dream come true. They are confused about which college to attend, stressed about the college application process and anxiety ridden about how to actually pay for college. They need information about financial aid, scholarships and jobs that help them offset the cost of a higher education.
Get Schooled was founded in 2010 through a partnership with Viacom and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our mission is to empower and engage young people and to give them the tools and inspiration to get the education they need to succeed. We use our digital platform, gamification and a recipe we call ‘sizzle and substance’ to inspire and engage students. Since launch we've posted more than 10 million visits to our site and have built a community of close to a million young people attending close to 11,000 middle schools, high school and colleges throughout the United States.
In a recent survey of Get Schooled community members, students said that Get Schooled helped them:
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Led by JobLaunch.org, First-Ever National Youth Hiring Day to Feature Nearly a Dozen Leading Employers Eager to Hire Motivated Young Talent Ahead of Black FridaySource: Get Schooled Foundation
Today, MTV and Get Schooled launched, “We are the Dream,” a multi-platform campaign to amplify resources for undocumented youth seeking higher education.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
Aiko’s campaign creates a call to action for students to express themselves in partnership with Get SchooledSource: Get Schooled Foundation
MTV’s “TRL” has partnered with Get Schooled to honor its audience in a historic way with the first ever, “Tuition Request Live,” a week-long initiative to award five $20,000 scholarships to help students offset the costs of undergraduate or graduate education. Scholarship giveaway part of a larger Get Schooled campaign to raise awareness of the importance of early FAFSA completion to access financial aid.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
DJ Khaled joined Get Schooled, Viacom and TV and radio personality Sway Calloway, along with high school students from around the country, to recognize the impact of their award-winning 'Major Keys’ campaign, taking over Viacom’s six-story digital billboard and sharing keys to success with New York City area high school students in Viacom’s Times Square Studio as part of Get Schooled annual Yearbook Day.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
Webster High School’s graduation rate has risen from 53.3 percent to 75.5 percent since 2013 and the Class of 2017 has posted a 33% increase in college going seniorsSource: Get Schooled Foundation
Two-thirds of the 158 middle and high schools engaged in the Challenge posted an average five percent increase in attendance, with more than 1,000 more students coming to school each daySource: Get Schooled Foundation
The Major Keys campaign took first place in Best Social Good CampaignSource: Get Schooled Foundation
Get Schooled ranked among top 10 most innovative companies in gaming.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
Maddie Lamb, Sequoyah High School senior, winner of the Graduate for Más Homecoming Court, leads in the design of a collaborative art project that reflects the power of community in ensuring all students graduate from high school prepared for the future.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
Snapchat Tour is part of Get Schooled’s College Application Campaign that also includes personal statement coaching and text-based college adviceSource: Get Schooled Foundation
Get Schooled, Viacom and the Ad Council release a new series of PSA’s as part of a national ad campaign featuring DJ Khaled aimed at boosting high school and college success ratesSource: Get Schooled Foundation
Carol City Middle School in Miami Gardens took first place in the National Fall Attendance Challenge. They earned a visit from DJ Khaled to celebrate their big win.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
DePaul University Student Dawn Adepoju to Receive Mega-Scholarship Toward College DegreeSource: Get Schooled Foundation
To ensure more young people have access to the information they need to go to college, today the Get Schooled Foundation announced the expansion of the College Text Hotline for the 2015-16 school year during a panel at the 20th Anniversary National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
Sacramento High School students earn a surprise celebrity principal for the day and a $2,000 grant to recognize their commitment to high school graduation and college success.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
Nickelodeon has partnered with Get Schooled, a national non-profit co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom, to award one skilled and innovative animator with a $25,000 scholarship by creating an original animated short.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
Chance the Rapper and Ludacris joined non-profit Get Schooled, Comcast’s Internet Essentials, and city and school leaders at Alcott College Prep on Tuesday afternoon to kick off the Get Schooled, Get Connected Spring Challenge, designed to help thousands of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students finish their school year strong and increase their preparation for college.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
Former Chicago Bears player James "Big Cat" Williams surprises, awards laptops in classroom visits.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
Partnership Allows Low-Income Teens More Access to College InformationSource: Unigo
On Thursday, June 12, recording artist and Detroit native, Big Sean will return to his hometown to act as “Principal for the Day” at Bates Academy (Bates), an Excellent Schools Detroit “Recommended School.”Source: Get Schooled Foundation
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Get Schooled, Viacom and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA, to discuss the importance of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when planning for college.Source: Get Schooled Foundation
After airlifting tacos to the remote Alaskan community in 2012, Taco Bell® returns on a new mission: reward teens for their hard work toward graduationSource: Get Schooled Foundation
Get Schooled has focused on attendance as a critical metric in school and student performance because it is one of the best predictors of high school graduation rates and college readiness rates.Source: Get Schooled Foundation