The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation launched the ‘Go On’ Campaign, sounding the alarm that Idaho is falling behind in educational attainment—which directly impacts lifetime earnings, our ability retain leaders and innovators in this great state, and to compete in a global marketplace. Here in the Media Center you’ll find the most up-to-date information available on the initiative. Media inquiries, please contact us.
Middleton High School awarded the Go On Prom in 2012-2013
The Go On Prom is a surprise reward for an Idaho High School that created an outstanding Go On Culture, in which going on to training and education after high school is the expectation for every student. The 2012-2013 Go On Prom was awarded to the Middleton High School Vikings of Middleton, Idaho, who created a strong Go On Culture through staff leadership, teamwork and planning. A few notable school achievements:
- A record-setting 90% of the student body took the Go On Pledge this year and committed themselves to pursuing post-secondary education or skills training.
- Middleton High Students lead the nation for usage of CIS, Career Information Systems online career resource, with a stellar number of individual student log-ins.
- Staff and administrators created a new Advisory Period to focus on real-world readiness.
- Faculty implemented new graduation requirements and more rigorous coursework, and developed a phenomenal Career Fair that drew parents, students, and employers from miles around.
Please join the Go On Campaign in congratulating Middleton High School for earning this year’s Go On Prom.
Go On Campaign aims for 100,000 pledges from Idaho teens
The Go On Idaho Campaign kicked off an ambitious drive for every teen in Idaho to make a personal commitment to continue their education and training after high school.
The Go On Pledge is a mobile and web-based experience that allows young people to Take the Pledge and create an online profile where they can earn badges and achievements tied to preparation for tech training and/or college-going activities while still in junior high and high school.
“Online game mechanics have been proven to motivate young people to perform at higher levels,” says Jamie Macmillan, executive director of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. “The badges students earn with the Go On Pledge help them see that the process of getting ready for college can really be broken down into doable steps—the gaming element helps demystify and add a dose of fun to the process.”
Examples of Go On badges to be earned include the “Counselor” badge, “Tough Math,” “SAT/ACT” and “Community Service.” By senior year, students will have been guided through the steps to help set them up for success after high school. Participants in the Go On Pledge are eligible to receive customized support in the form of alerts and reminders on key dates regarding financial aid deadlines, college entrance exams and more.
To Take the Go On Pledge, students ages 13-18 should visit www.go-on-pledge.org