Beyond 12 featured on NBC Nightly News

September 18, 2019
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September 18, 2019 Beyond 12

Oakland, CA (September 27, 2019) –– NBC Nightly News highlighted one of our students and coaches. These relationships–and the success of our students–is the cornerstone of our work. In the NBC story, our student, Kieu, shares why her relationship with her coach, Lara, was so important: “She understood the financial aspect of struggling and not knowing what resources were available on campus…She was like a handy, go-to person that was there.

Kieu’s and Lara’s story demonstrates that with the right support, first-generation college students can thrive.

About Beyond 12

Beyond 12 is a high-tech, high-touch coaching platform that helps high schools, college access programs, and colleges provide their students with the academic, social, and emotional support they need to succeed in higher education. Founded by Alexandra Bernadotte in 2009, Beyond 12 works to dramatically increase the number of historically under-represented students who graduate from college. For more information about Beyond 12, visit