Get Schooled

Our Approach

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 2021-2022 Impact Summary

During the 2021-22 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 2021-22 Impact Report.

Get Schooled helps young people get to college, find first jobs, and succeed in both.

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