Beyond 12 is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and historically underrepresented students who graduate from our nation’s colleges and universities. Through a longitudinal student tracking platform and a personalized student coaching service, Beyond 12 helps high schools and colleges provide their students with the academic, social and emotional support they need to succeed in higher education.
Beyond 12’s vision is that one day, all students will have the opportunity to earn a college degree that provides them with meaningful economic and personal prospects. Their high schools will prepare them to handle the challenging academic, financial and social environment they will encounter in college. Once on campus, they will have the support they need to graduate with a valuable degree – one that allows them to provide for their families, contribute to society and break the cycle of poverty for the next generation. To realize this vision, Beyond 12 acts as a data and service bridge between our lower and higher education systems. By creating a critical feedback loop between high schools and colleges, Beyond 12 eliminates the artificial barriers between both systems and formalizes the sharing of data so students become better equipped to succeed at all levels of their educational journey.