Text, Talk, Set to Go
Juniors and seniors can prepare to get Set to Go with our initial conversation, delivered to their small group through a series of pre-programmed text messages. NEW: In light of school closures due to COVID-19, schools can now bring this activity to students remotely by following our modified organizing guides in the “Planning for Text, Talk, Set to Go in Your School” section below.
Here’s how it works:
Students gather in small groups (3-4 people) with one cell phone per group (this can be done virtually through online technologies such as Zoom or Google Classrooms). Groups text SETTOGO to 89800 to receive a series of text messages that guide their group through a 45-minute conversation on getting prepared for the transition out of high school. The text messages include polling questions, discussion questions and social media interactions that help students start planning now for life transitions to career and college.
A student-parent/guardian track allows for these conversations to happen within the family and can be a great activity to do while everyone is at home. To join, the student and parents/guardians text SetToGo to 89800 and choose the family track.
Join JED’s Spring Campaign
In partnership with Active Minds, the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, the School Social Work Association of America and Youth MOVE National, The Jed Foundation (JED) is launching a national campaign and contest to encourage schools to utilize our free text messaging tool with their students. Schools or clubs that organize Text, Talk, Set to Go events between March – May 2020 can enter to win one of two $500 cash prizes!
Schools with the largest number of students participating (measured as a ratio of total junior & senior student enrollment versus total participants) between March – May 2020 will be winners. Chapters will be entered into a lottery. If your chapter is drawn from the lottery, it wins!
Entry is free and easy! SIGN UP NOW to receive your organizer code.
Planning for Text, Talk, Set to Go in Your School
Download our School Organizing Toolkit for Faculty and School Organizing Guide for Students for all the details on how to bring Text, Talk, Set to Go to your school. School closed and going virtual? No problem! Use our School Organizing Toolkit for Faculty VIRTUAL Version and School Organizing Guide for Students VIRTUAL Version for groups joining remotely.
For more information, please contact Raquel Goodrich at Raquel@texttalkact.com.