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.
Solution: We provide high schoolers with 1:1 support and advice that prepare them to pursue college or some post-secondary credential after high school.
Succeeding in College
Problem: 30% percent of college freshmen drop out after their first year of school.
Solution: Get Schooled offers personalized support for students during their first year of college resulting in higher GPAs and greater completion rates. We leverage research that best supports low-income and first-gen students on their path to college persistence
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.
Solution: Get Schooled’s youth-centered job search tool and 1:1 support help young people apply to jobs and achieve early job success.
How we do it
Get Schooled differentiates itself from other nonprofit and for-profit youth-focused platforms in several critical ways.
We are Anchored in Research
Our content has been developed based on research about what low-income students need to have and do to succeed, and which milestones matter the most.
We Recognize Hard Work
Our platform is built on complex algorithms that deepen engagement and ensure the information we know youth need is actually consumed. We recognize and celebrate youth’s engagement, learning and progress.
We Personalize the Experience
Our website is built on a recommendation engine that allows us to personalize the content for every young person with an account.
We provide 1:1 Support
We provide 1:1 support through our textline so that youth can get answers to their burning questions on important topics such as SAT prep, the FAFSA, or a job interview.
We are Obsessed with Data
We measure our reach, our engagement, and our impact along multiple dimensions. Most importantly, we learn from what is working and what is not - both from the implicit data we extract and from explicit data we request.
Our 2020-2021 Impact Summary