Text COLLEGE to 651-243-9980!
Any student who intends to go to college can participate! Parents, guardians and counselors can sign up as well. We will be texting you in January-December 2017. Students can opt out at any time by texting, "STOP" or "CANCEL."
Summer Nudging is a program designed to help college-bound students successfully enter into college in the fall after high school graduation through weekly text messages, or "nudges." This is to help prevent "summer melt," which is described by the statistic that "1 in 5 college bound students fail to matriculate in the fall."
The Summer Nudging program reached over 1,800 students at 300 high schools in Minnesota.
We provide the critical tools, support and guidance needed to combat Summer Melt and foster self-advocacy within college-bound students.
Summer Nudging Program Manager
Summer Nudging would not be possible without the foundational research of Dr. Benjamin L. Castleman and Dr. Lindsay C. Page. While graduate students at Harvard University, they studied the phenomenon of Summer Melt. As a result, they found that "an automated and personalized text messaging campaign to remind students of required college tasks substantially increased college enrollment...." More information about the book that started Summer Nudging can be found here: Summer Melt: Supporting Low-Income Students Through the Transition to College.