First lady, Michelle Obama, announced this week that a new Social Media site has been launched to help students study and prepare for college. The site, Bettermakeroom, is being promoted by more than 20 business, media and non-profit groups. The site will have information on SAT/ACT dates, study prep tips, the FAFSA, and applying to college. Students will also be able to post stories about their college planning journey.
I think the site is a great idea as students today have grown up using Social Media and this will be a way for them to feel part of a community. The goal is to continue to increase the percentage of students who attend college and meet President Obama’s goal of having the US again lead the world in student college attendance percentage by 2020.