Summer Melt and Beyond: How Technology-Based College Counseling Interventions Can Improve Postsecondary Outcomes


As a follow-up to last year’s presentation at the Go Alliance annual meeting, representatives from uAspire in Boston shared the latest information on how high school counselors are using a variety of outreach methods (phone, email, text and Facebook messaging) to stay in touch with low-income, college-bound students during the summer after high school graduation. As a result, college enrollment rates have increased significantly among students who would be the first in their families to attend postsecondary education. Adam Green and Jessica Kennedy from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission discussed their Kresge Foundation grant to utilize these interventions with students to help them through the first year of postsecondary education. This webinar also outlined the steps taken to start such programs and how to replicate WV’s success.

Alex Chewning, uAspire  
Strategies to Address Summer Melt

Jessica Kennedy and Adam Green, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission  
Utilizing personalized text messages to promote college access, matriculation, and completion