Simone Tureck, John Burton Advocates for Youth; Cecilia Le, Persistence Plus
Behavioral science offers simple, scalable strategies, known as “nudges,” that can help students persist through college and graduate. Through a partnership between John Burton Advocates for Youth and Persistence Plus, foster youth in housing programs across California are receiving personalized, interactive nudges over text message to support them to college success. This session will describe how nudges can guide students through important college milestones (registering for courses, renewing financial aid) and engender key mindsets (seeking help from campus resources, belonging in college). Participants will hear early lessons about implementing the support and perspectives from youth receiving the nudges.