Set to Go is a program from The Jed Foundation (JED) to help high school students prepare for the transition to college and to life after high school. Research with first-year college students shows most wish they were better prepared – emotionally – for the transition from high school to college. This preparation should begin in high school and Set to Go was created to help.
Emotional preparedness for life after high school involves five key areas of knowledge and skill development. Set to Go provides a wealth of information about each:
- Putting college in perspective
- Basic life skills
- Social and emotional skills
- Mental health and substance abuse literacy
- The transition to college life
Set to Go was developed by JED with input from numerous advisors who graciously offered their time and expertise. See the list of professional and student advisors here.
Set to Go was made possible by a generous grant from the Jolene McCaw Family Foundation.
JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.
Learn more at jedfoundation.org. Check out our programs including: JED Campus (jedcampus.org), Set to Go (settogo.org), ULifeline (ulifeline.org), Half of Us (halfofus.com) and Love is Louder (loveislouder.com).