Our Approach & Impact
We leverage technology to meet young people where they are and guide them through three critical journeys.
What we do
Getting to College
Problem: 70% of high school graduates go directly to college, but for low-income and first-generation students, access to guidance and support is rarely available.
Response: Get Schooled provides high school juniors and seniors with 1:1 support and advice that prepare them to pursue college, or any postsecondary educational credential after high school.
Succeeding in College
Problem: 30% percent of college freshmen drop out after their first year of school.
Response: Get Schooled offers personalized support for students during their first year of college, which results in higher GPAs and greater completion rates. We leverage research that best supports first-gen students, and those from low-income families, to persist in their postsecondary efforts.
Finding a Job
Problem: 55% of 16- to 24-year-olds are working, yet very few know how to find jobs that will support their educational and career goals.
Response: Get Schooled provides an accessible, mobile-first, first jobs, job search tool and 1:1 support to help young people apply to jobs and achieve early job success.
How we do it
We connect young people to the resources and support they need to be successful in education, work, and life.
Get Schooled differentiates itself from other youth-focused nonprofits in several important ways. These include: content and supports that are youth-friendly and youth-informed, are strengthened by the latest research, and use accessible technology. Additionally, everything we do is informed by our Black & Brown national Youth Advisory Council, our national Educator Advisory Council, and our local and our thought-partnership with local and national partners.
Research-based, youth-friendly, and youth-informed articles, videos, and downloadables that support young people in achieving their education and first job goals. Start exploring our content!
Leveraging an impactful, smart blend of real humans (with lived and professional experience) + AI, Get Schooled offers free, digital text support to youth wanting to continue their education after high school, and find their first job. We conduct free resume reviews, college application and scholarship essay reviews, and job interview coaching. It's free for youth to sign up or text an advisor!
Amplification & Reach
We engage and support millions of young people in their education and job journeys through our organic and paid content marketing strategies. We position content, tailor messages, and geo-target youth across multiple digital and social platforms. Contact us to learn more!
Get Schooled partners with educators, counselors, school districts, states, as well as regional and national community-based organizations to amplify and customize digital advising and content. Learn more and become a partner!
During the 2022-23 school year, we reached, engaged, and supported more youth than ever, and showed a measurable impact supporting them in navigating to and through their postsecondary education and first jobs. Read our 2022-23 Impact Report.
Financial Aid (FAFSA) Impact
Get Schooled's FAFSA support has empowered thousands of students to navigate the financial aid process with confidence, and to secure the funding they need to continue their education after high school.
- Oregon FAFSA
- Portland Public Schools (coming soon)
Get Schooled’s Impact Campaigns
Through compelling youth engagement campaigns, we've addressed systemic issues in education – challenging the narrative around Black + Brown youth in higher-ed, taking critical steps to matriculate and persist in higher-ed, and empowering young people to take charge of their financial futures.
- Future Focused Texas (2020-2023)
- #WeBelongInCollege & Student Experience Project - Fall 2020
- Get Banked (coming soon)