Young people understand that a college education is critical in today's world, but many low-income and minority students face overwhelming barriers, including a lack of help preparing, financial resources, and emotional support that can keep them from achieving their dreams. In fact, less than half of high school graduates from low-income families immediately enroll in college.
In conjunction with the nationwide PSA launch featuring DJKhaled, Viacom, the Ad Council, and Get Schooled will team up to create monthly “keys” offering young people advice on setting and achieving goals, finding their passion, and getting to and through college.
When low-income students do enroll, many are not adequately prepared. But what if these students had someone motivating them to achieve their goals and a supportive coach helping them prepare for college? Students should visit GetSchooled.com, a free comprehensive website that coaches students to college success. Get Schooled offers tips on high school coursework and college applications, prepares students for the financial aid and scholarship process and supports them every step of the way.