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.

Learn more about our Alumni Tracker


Today, we are coaching close to 2,000 students on 180 college campuses. By 2020, we will be coaching 10,000+ college students.

Learn more about our College Coaches


Of the students coached by Beyond 12 who entered college in fall 2011, 82% have persisted to their fourth year of college, compared to 59% of first-generation college students nationwide.

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?

2/18/16   An Inspiring Woman of South Carolina

Please join us in congratulating Beyond 12 board member, Barbara McAllister Whye, Deputy Director of the Diversity in Technology Fund at Intel, for being named “An Inspiring Woman of South Carolina.” The award was created to recognize remarkable women and celebrate their contributions to the state, region, nation and world. Since the program’s inception in… Read More >

2/17/16   B12 Board Member’s TED Talk

We are so pleased to share this INCREDIBLE TED talk from Beyond 12 board member, Shonda Rhimes. Shonda discusses the impact of her “year of yes”, a time when she decided to say “yes” to all of the things that scared her, made her nervous, or took her out of her comfort zone. In this… Read More >

1/21/16   Hiring a Chief Operating Officer

Beyond 12 is launching a search for a Chief Operating Officer. We are looking for a dynamic leader, gifted people manager, and experienced systems builder to play a critical role in helping us grow our impact. If you are dedicated, passionate, solution-oriented, and fun (yes, fun!), and understand that it is a privilege and honor… Read More >

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