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Chris Stanley

Chris Stanley's Public Library

  • What Do We Do?


    We send out approximately 15 text message or email reminders about important college tasks, such as the FAFSA, class registration, orientation, etc. All texts and emails are individualized, and the students can respond. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate. We also provide a phone number where students can call to receive peer mentor support. Finally, all Summer Nudging material is available in both Spanish and English.

  • Landmark Study


    Summer Nudging would not be possible without the foundational research of Dr. Benjamin L. Castleman and Dr. Lindsay C. Page. While graduate students at Harvard University, they studied the phenomenon of Summer Melt. As a result, they found that "an automated and personalized text messaging campaign to remind students of required college tasks substantially increased college enrollment...." More information about the book that started Summer Nudging can be found here: Summer Melt: Supporting Low-Income Students Through the Transition to College.

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