Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Boston students declare "Next Stop, College"

Commuters on MBTA subways and buses are learning about Boston's efforts to prepare students for college and career success, thanks to a new public awareness campaign launched this month. “Next Stop, College” features recent graduates and current high school students describing how their high schools have helped prepare them to achieve their college and career goals. Later this spring, the campaign will be expanded to include print advertising, bus shelters, and movie theater preview screens.

The campaign is funded through grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation to support Boston’s high school renewal work, with no public funds used to develop or place the advertisements. Pictured here is one of three transit ads, this one featuring Antionetta Kelley of Roslindale, a 2007 graduate of Fenway High School, who is now at Smith College, studying Government with plans to run for public office.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think this campaign is great. It would be nice for the students to possibly see former classmates share their story.

btw, your blog is great

Surprise said...

I have seen them on the "T". Nice to see and well done. Our students need to see the positive aspects of their efforts, as do their teachers! It's great to see positive items about education.

felicia said...

These ads are fantastic. It'd be wonderful to hear from the students in the future as they make their way through college life!