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Graham : Kaplan and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Launch Campaign to Provide $125,000 in Test Prep Scholarships for Aspiring College and Graduate School Students

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01/23/2017 | 02:31pm CET

Kaplan Test Prep has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to provide up to $125,000 in test prep scholarships. The scholarships will help students get ready for the SAT® and ACT® for college admissions, and exams like the GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT® and MCAT® for graduate school-level admissions.

The “Practice with a Purpose” campaign will award Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a Kaplan test prep course for every 1,000 free test prep tools— including pop quizzes, 20-minute workouts or practice tests— used at https://www.kaptest.com/purpose (for college admissions exams) and www.kaptest.com/practice (for graduate admissions exams). Recipients selected by Boys & Girls Clubs of America can choose from one of Kaplan’s live, on site classes or live, online classes to help them advance their educational goals.

“Kaplan and Boys & Girls Clubs of America share a common mission of improving the lives of underserved students, which is fundamental to our nation’s economic and social success. We are excited to provide so many students with live instruction from Kaplan experts, who are caring, motivating and dynamic,” said Lee Weiss, vice president of college admissions programs, Kaplan Test Prep. “We need everyone’s help to do this right. By simply going to the campaign’s landing page and signing up for one of our free practice exercises, you can boost someone’s confidence, aid them in achieving their goals, and help them seize the moment. It’s a free and easy way to give back and help yourself too.”

“Boys & Girls Clubs play an important part in helping millions of kids and teens succeed academically with year-round programming designed to help them graduate high school, college or career ready,” said Dr. Damon A. Williams, chief educational and youth development officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Thanks to support from Kaplan and other teens who utilize resources on Kaplan’s website, more Boys & Girls Club teens will have access to test prep courses to help them pursue their dreams after graduation.

For more information about Kaplan Test Prep and Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s partnership, please contact Russell Schaffer at 212.453.7538 or russell.schaffer@kaplan.com. To help Kaplan provide scholarships for Boys & Girls Clubs of America members, visit https://www.kaptest.com/purpose for college-level admissions exams and www.kaptest.com/practice for graduate-level admissions exams.

Test names and other trademarks are the property of the respective trademark holders. None of the trademark holders are endorsed by nor affiliated with Kaplan or this partnership.

About Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 100 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.

Note to editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE:GHC)


© Business Wire 2017
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