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?

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 >

12/10/15   Beyond 12 Makes the 2015 Nominet Trust 100

Beyond 12 is thrilled to be on the 2015 NT100 list, Nominet Trust’s annual celebration of the people and organizations using digital technology to change the world for the better. We are honored to be one of the 100 organizations on the list and humbled to be in the company of amazing organizations like Embrace,… Read More >

9/29/15   Google Invests another $250K in Beyond 12

We are extremely excited to announce that Google will make another $250,000 investment in Beyond 12! As you may remember, Beyond 12 was a Google Bay Area Impact Challenge Award winner last year and used the $250,000 prize to design and build its MyCoach mobile app. Beyond 12 will use this new investment from Google… Read More >

Let's Start a Conversation