Success In College. Success For Life.

One day, all students will have the opportunity to earn a college degree that provides them with meaningful economic and personal prospects. Learn how founder, Alexandra Bernadotte, is turning that vision into a reality through a high-tech, high-touch model.

The Challenge

  • Only 9% of students from low-income families earn a bachelor’s degree by their mid-20s.
  • There is a gap between the standards required to graduate from high school and those expected of students in college.
  • Beyond 12 brings people and technology together to bridge that gap.

Making A Difference


In partnership with K-12 and higher education institutions, we are tracking the progress of more than 50,000 students.

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Today we are coaching over 2,000 students on 180 college campuses. By 2025, we will coach 1,000,000 students annually.

Learn more about our College Coaches


85% of students coached by Beyond 12 for 4 years have graduated or remained enrolled 6 years after entering, compared to 42%, the national average for similar students.

Learn more about our Students

Our Approach

Beyond 12 is increasing the number of low-income, first-generation, and historically under-represented students who graduate from college. In partnership with high schools and colleges, our technology platform and our coaches together provide students with the academic, social, and emotional support they need to succeed in higher education and in life.

  • 10000 Degrees
  • Alliance College-Ready
  • Aspire
  • Barrio Logan College Institute
  • Blaine County School District
  • BLU Education Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
  • Breakthrough New York
  • Breakthrough Silicon Valley
  • Bright Prospect
  • Brooke Charter Schools
  • Build
  • Carmen Schools
  • Catholic Education Foundation
  • Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • College Futures Foundation
  • College Track
  • Collegiate Academies
  • Dartmouth College
  • DCP
  • De Marillac Academy
  • Detroit Edison Public School Academy
  • East Bay Consortium
  • East Oakland Youth Development Center
  • Education and Leadership Foundation
  • Envision Schools
  • Excel Academy Charter Schools
  • First Graduate
  • Foundation For a College Education
  • Franklin Towne Charter High School
  • Fulfillment Fund
  • Heart of Los Angeles
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Juma
  • Lighthouse Community Charter School
  • Marcus Foster
  • MCA
  • NYC
  • On Track OHSU
  • Project GRAD Los Angeles
  • Partnerships to Uplift Communities
  • Reality Changers
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • Silicon Valley Childrens Fund
  • Stanislaus County of Education
  • THINK Together
  • Wallin Education Partners
  • Wheels NYC
  • Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation

What’s New?

11/18/19   Beyond 12, ECMC Announce Collaboration to Coach Nearly 200 College-Bound Students

Class of 2019 ECMC Scholars Receive Support to Thrive in College and Beyond Oakland, CA (November 18, 2019) –– Beyond 12, the innovative college completion organization, and education nonprofit Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announce a new collaboration designed to support nearly 200 college-bound students as they transition into, thrive, and graduate from their respective… Read More >

4/4/18   Our CEO is Featured in Vanity Fair

 We are excited to share that our Founder & CEO is featured in this month’s issue of Vanity Fair along with 25 other amazing women founders of color who have raised more than $1 million in outside capital for their organizations. Congrats to these these brilliant, groundbreaking entrepreneurs! Picturing Success: Beyond 12 Founder Reflects on… Read More >

1/30/18   Beyond 12 Featured in the Boston Globe

 We are thrilled to have our story featured in the Boston Globe, our founders’ hometown newspaper, and honored to have the opportunity to pay it forward through technology-based coaching so our students are able to overcome the hurdles our founder faced as a first-generation college student. Friends and colleagues, I am still buzzing a bit… Read More >

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