Community News in Detroit Education
Get Schooled and Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) have partnered together to launch the “Detroit College Challenge”. The award-winning non-profits are hoping to boost the number of Detroit students who qualify for attending and completing college.
Facts About Get Schooled Detroit
partnered with Detroit schools since 2012 to boost achievement
funded by General Motors
encourages Detroit high school students to ‘get the knowledge to go to college’
helps students prepare for, apply to, and pay for college
has had more than 5,000 visits
more than 1,250 Detroit students have received inside tips and had college questions answered through the text line
“With the introduction of opportunities liike the Detroit Promisse, it has become increasingly important for our Detroit students to have a place where they can explore all the opportunities available to them,” said Dr. Ashley Johnson, Executive Director of DCAN.
“We are excited to partner with Get Schooled, nationally recognized for its student-oriented resources, on this project.”
Get Schooled Implements Text Line for Detroit Students
Detroit students can access Get Schooled’s text line to sign up for college tips, be alerted for application deadlines, and receive study reminders. Students can also reach a credentialed college advisor to answer any questions they may have about college.
Text “college” to 33-55-77
You can click here for more information about the Get Schooled Detroit text line.
Get Schooled’s Gamified Digital Platform
The Detroit College Challenge will be powered by Get Schooled’s gamified digital platform. Students can earn points for themselves and their school as they complete content on the website.
For example, most active schools can “unlock the box” and earn a $500 grant. Top performing schools can earn a $2,500 grant. Named a “Fast Company– Most Innovative Company” earlier this year, Get Schooled has applied gaming elements across its digital platform including competition, point scoring, and rules.
The strategy has enabled Get Schooled to reach millions of young people and drive improvement of student outcomes in schools and communities in need of the greatest boost.
“Get Schooled has a longstanding history of working with Detroit middle and high schools and are excited to expand that work into improving Detroit college-going rates,” said Marie Groark, Executive Director of Detroit.
“We are excited to partner with GM and DCAN as we deepen our work in Detroit and support educators and students alike as they strive to take advantage of the resources available through the Detroit Promise.”
Click here to learn more about the Detroit College Challenge, or enroll a Detroit high school in the Challenge.