Succeed beyond education

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Submit your inspiring story for a chance to win $1,000.

#BecauseWeWill is an interactive social media campaign designed to give learners an opportunity to share personal stories and build a sense of community, support, and belonging with other learners across the country. 

The campaign raises public awareness about student struggles and amplifies the voices of learners across the United States. It aims to create a virtual community for learners to find mutual support and encouragement as they persevere on their own journeys.

By sharing their personal stories, learners create a network of support to inspire learners facing similar circumstances and are considered for a chance to win $1,000.

How to share your story

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    Plan and record your story

    Once you choose a category, structure your story with a beginning, middle, and end. Record a short video (preferred) or write a short essay describing your story of perseverance to, through, or beyond education.

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    Share your story on social media

    After you have created your story and submitted it here, remember to share it on social media using #BecauseWeWill - and tag us!

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    Check our social wall

    Come back here to see your story posted on our social wall. Then, share it with your friends and encourage them to spread the word and submit their stories.

Ready to submit your story?

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