Get Schooled is inspiring and engaging young people from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine. Below are select highlights from media coverage that help tell the story of who we are, what we do and the impact we are having with teens and schools across the country.

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September 28, 2015

The Get Schooled Foundation is announcing the program’s expansion at the National College Access Network conference in Orlando, Fla. According to the group, the goal is to partner with 50 college-access organizations across the country to train volunteers. It hopes to reach 100,000 students across the country this year — a ten-fold increase from the 10,000 text exchanges about financial aid the group hosted in 2015.

Source: Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2015

In partnership with the Capital One NYC College Challenge, actress Keke Palmer and E! News correspondent Alicia Quarles joined the “Get Schooled” program (May 21) to congratulate teenagers across the Big Apple on their efforts to successfully complete another year of school upon graduation.

Source: Vibe Magazine
May 1, 2015

As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, Sevyn Streeter and Sway Calloway, led an all-school rally at Sacramento Charter High School presented by Get Schooled to recognize and celebrate students’ commitment to their success.

Source: Living Civil
May 1, 2015

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Detroit’s first-ever citywide College Signing Day, hosted by the Detroit College Access Network at Wayne State University. Over 1,500 students from more than 40 Detroit high schools will participate in the rally.

Source: White House The Office of the First Lady

A social-media campaign plugs staying in school

Source: Time Magazine

We know that getting up for school every morning can be rough. There's a whole world out there to explore but we promise that if you go to school (and graduate) that the world will be a much better and way more fun place for you.

Source: Seventeen Magazine

Mark Wahlberg, one of the world’s most successful former high school dropouts, stopped by T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria on Wednesday morning to encourage students to stay in school.

Source: The Washington Post

Nearly 40,000 students at more than 60 high schools are participating in the Capital One Bank NYC College Challenge across the city aimed at boosting college going rates

Source: Get Schooled

Educators and community leaders use a host of strategies to keep students from skipping school

Source: NBC News

Bella Thorne, recently teamed up with the “Get Schooled” Victory Tour to recognize students with outstanding attendance! Bella visited Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School in Los Angeles, California to help celebrate their 2.5% attendance increase.

Source: Tiger Beat

The British boy band One Direction, along with Ciara and actor Chris Pine, have joined with the group Get Schooled to encourage middle and high school students to boost their attendance.

Source: USA Today

Teens who skip school are less likely to graduate and attend college, but they don't see it that way. Plus, education news on a school shooting in Baltimore, an apparent suicide at Columbia University and a new kind of college ranking.

Source: Time Magazine