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College Board Launches Online Resource For Students Considering College

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DETROIT (WWJ) - As part of an ongoing effort to help inspire high school students who do not think that college is in their future, the College Board announced the launch of YouCanGo!, an interactive web experience designed specifically to engage those students for whom college seems out of reach.

YouCanGo! offers a variety of simple and interactive tools that aim to inspire students to think of college as an option that is available to them.

YouCanGo! features video testimonials from real college students who overcame obstacles and adversity to make their college dreams come true. By sharing their personal stories, these students provide a path to success for others faced with similar challenges.

The website also provides information on common student concerns, such as the costs of college, grades and test scores, proximity to home and how to balance a college schedule with other obligations.

A key aspect of YouCanGo! is the ability for students to make a public pledge about their college goals and aspirations. In a world of social media, sharing experiences, dreams and commitments with peers is part of every young person’s life. YouCanGo! lets students pledge and share their college motivations with friends and family through Facebook or email.

For more information on the YouCanGo! web experience, visit youcango.collegeboard.org.

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