Get Schooled Detroit

PURPOSE

A one stop digital platform for students in Detroit with the most up to date resources students need to pursue a post-secondary education. The college readiness tool is administered through Get Schooled Detroit, because of their interactive platform.

Get Schooled, in partnership with the Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) and funded by General Motors, have teamed up to deliver a range of support including text hotline to get help with college essays and ask questions about applications,  digital content and school-wide programming to create a social college-going culture online.

Get Schooled engages students to learn about college while earning prizes for their level of activity. 

For more information or questions, contact DCAN staff Justin Hudson at jhudson@detroitcan.org . ​​

For the 2019-2020 school year, the Detroit College Challenge runs from October 28th to April 3rd. High schools will earn $1 for every point on the leaderboard, up to 1,000 points or $1,000. Also, the top school who has the highest FAFSA increase rate from the previous year will earn an additional $1,000 grant. Students learn about the Detroit Promise scholarship, admissions requirements for Michigan public universities and community colleges, financial aid opportunities ,college planning and tips for taking the ACT and SAT. Schools earn points by students completing  The Detroit College Challenge Badge , FAFSA completion, and staying engaged on the Detroit Portal. The rewards store gives away prizes to counselors & students. 

HISTORY

Get Schooled was founded in 2010 through a partnership with Viacom and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In launching, they’ve posted more than 10 million visits and have built a community of approximately a million young people attending up to 11,000 middle schools, high schools and colleges throughout the United States.

 

Their mission is to empower and engage young people and to give them the tools and inspiration to get the education they need to succeed. 

2018-2019 Detroit Outcomes

The 2018-2019 engagement in Detroit was the following:

 

  • Over 12,400 students registered on the Get Schooled Detroit platform

  • 4275 badges were completed. Badges are a tool that the platform uses to share content pertaining to a specific topic that students might be interested in

  • 62,000 text exchanges between students and the platforms text line. This text line allows students to ask questions pertaining to: preparing, paying, applying, and  succeeding in college.

2018-2019 Detroit Outcomes

The 2018-2019 engagement in Detroit was the following:

 

  • Over 12,400 students registered on the Get Schooled Detroit platform

  • 4275 badges were completed. Badges are a tool that the platform uses to share content pertaining to a specific topic that students might be interested in

  • 62,000 text exchanges between students and the platforms text line. This text line allows students to ask questions pertaining to: preparing, paying, applying, and  succeeding in college.

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Contact Us

1 Woodward Ave, Suite 1900, Detroit, MI 48226

info@detroitcan.org  |  Tel: 313-600-1827

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