Text alerts to help students, parents

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo
The Indiana Youth Institute has a new way to help students and parents navigate the forms and deadlines that come with high school and college education.
Text alerts are used as an innovative way to reach kids and their parents about the high school and college process. For example, someone who is a junior in high school would receive a text message in August reminding them of the approaching October SAT enrollment deadline.
Institute President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz said this would prevent a student from missing that deadline and potentially delaying their whole college process.
“It’s that type of information that these text messages are getting out in a grade specific way, so that more Indiana students and their families can take full advantage of their school and eventually economic opportunities,” said Stanczykiewicz.
To sign up, text “grad” followed by the student’s graduation year, without spaces, to number 69979.
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