Who We Serve


high school and college students


college students engaged as near-peer mentors


zip codes across 45 states


of students identify
as people of color


of students come from economically disinvested communities and/or will be the first in their family to go to college

Melikas’s Story

Let’s Get Ready Alumna, Melika Forbes, reunites with founder, Jeannie Rosenthal, to reflect on 20 years of helping students get to and through college.

Program Model


SAT prep, goal-setting, and introduction to the college admissions and financial aid process.


College enrollment support through frequent, curriculum-based, two-way texting.


College persistence support through frequent, curriculum-based, two-way texting.

Let’s Get Social (@lgrforcollege)

WE DID IT — we exceeded our $50K fundraising goal! THANK YOU to all who have donated to Let’s Get Ready for #GivingTuesday. We could not continue this vital work without you and will be able to make near-peer coaching available to over 20,000 students this academic year — because of your support.

Your belief in our mission has a direct impact on the lives of LGR students, giving them the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond. Donations received by Dec 9th will count towards this year’s campaign, so if you have not yet, there’s still time to make a difference! Your gift, no matter the size, will shape futures and open doors for young adults.

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Reason #1 to support LGR this #GivingTuesday: Higher education matters. College degree attainment is directly correlated to increased lifetime earnings, and can provide a path out of poverty and a lifetime of opportunities. Make near-peer coaching available to over 20,000 students this academic year with a gift to Let`s Get Ready!

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Reason #2 to support LGR this #GivingTuesday: LGR has supported 50,000 students across the country since 1998, and we are on track to serve 25K annually by 2025. Help us reach our goal of $50,000 in support of students nationwide who are from low-income communities and are first-generation to college. We can’t do it without you!

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Reason #3 to support LGR this #GivingTuesday: Supporting LGR is an investment in the future. Our students and coaches receive extensive leadership training and workforce development, and many go on to careers in education, public service and policy. Make a donation to invest in the next generation of young leaders — every dollar counts!

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Reason #4 to support LGR this #GivingTuesday: You can give with confidence! Let’s Get Ready’s charity score is 100%, earning it a 4/4 Star rating on Charity Navigator/Candid. Make a donation to support low-income and first-gen students nationwide — every dollar counts!

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#GivingTuesday is days away, and we have 5 great reasons why LGR’s mission is one to support as we countdown to Nov 28th!

Reason #5 to give to LGR this #GivingTuesday: Because of the power of generosity. For 25 years, LGR has been able to support thousands of students to and through college because of your invaluable support, and we aim to deepen our impact for students from low-income communities and who are first-generation to college for the next 25. But, we can’t do it without you. Make a donation to support our incredible mission — every dollar counts!

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We`re thrilled to announce our newest partnership with The Hg Foundation! Together, we`re launching an innovative 3-year STEM Pathway program to expand LGR`s offerings and empower 6,900 STEM students - doubling the current number of LGR students passionate about STEM!

Our collaboration aims to reduce college dropout rates, boost graduation rates, and propel students into fulfilling STEM careers, especially those from underrepresented groups.

Juan Campos, Trustee at The Hg Foundation and Partner at Hg, said: "In collaboration with Let`s Get Ready, we`re dedicated to empowering students from diverse backgrounds to pursue STEM majors and careers. By providing essential skills and resources, we`re nurturing the next generation of STEM leaders and fostering a diverse, innovative workforce for the future."

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This year, LGR celebrated its 25th anniversary and the milestone of 50,000 enrolled students since our founding in 1998! And the celebrating continues in 2024, as we will commemorate 10 years of Virtual Near-Peer Mentoring & Coaching!

Join us virtually for our fourth annual “STATE OF THE ORG 2023” event at 6PM EST on November 15, 2023, where we will share insights on our progress toward our 2025 goal of serving 25K students annually, celebrate the evolution of our human centered approach to virtual coaching, and upcoming organizational objectives.

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