Text messaging program involving high school seniors has caught on quickly


Article: Metro News

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — To say a text-messaging program between high school students and four colleges and universities in West Virginia is working would be an understatement.

The College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV) began a three-year pilot project in January that utilizes text-messaging to promote college access and support student success for a high school senior through his or her freshmen year.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Communications Manager Jessica Kennedy said the response has been outstanding with 57 percent of the seniors in the 14 pilot high schools signing up for the program and many of them texting back and forth with counselors at the colleges and universities involved in the project. Kennedy said the questions vary. Read the full story »