Beyond 12 Featured in the Boston Globe

January 30, 2018
Posted in Press
January 30, 2018 Beyond 12


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.

Alex Boston Globe

Friends and colleagues,

I am still buzzing a bit from the experience of seeing the front-page story in today’s Boston Globe that profiles Beyond 12 and my own difficult journey to succeed in college. The response we’ve received has been overwhelming — our story is resonating because it’s the story of so many students in this country.

As many of you know, first-generation college students today face many of the same challenges I faced when I was in college. It’s a cycle we haven’t been able to break for decades.

But that’s changing. Beyond 12 has a systemic solution.

We can now reach students exactly where they are with solutions that combine committed and knowledgeable coaches with easily scalable, go-anywhere technology, to help them thrive in college and beyond. We’re already reaching 50,000 students, and that’s just the beginning. Our goal is to grow Beyond 12’s reach to serve over 1 million students annually by 2025. We know how to solve the challenges our students face, but we can’t do it without your continued excitement and support.

I hope you will check out today’s article and spread the word about the work we’re doing.

Thank you for your support. I’m excited to keep the momentum going together!

Alex Bernadotte
Founder & CEO, Beyond 12