May 5, 2017


On College Signing Day, L.A. Cash for College and the Southern California College Access Network (So Cal CAN) will join former First Lady Michelle Obama and community leaders across the country to celebrate students for making a commitment to higher education after high school.

Join us as we rally around local college-bound students to show them our support.



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About College Signing Day


College Signing Day is a chance to celebrate students for making a commitment to higher education. As students weigh college options and make final enrollment decisions, we want to acknowledge the time and effort that they have put into this process. From researching colleges and universities and preparing admissions applications to completing financial aid forms, we know that it has been a long journey leading up to this moment and it should feel like an epic occasion.

Just as promising athletes receive an outpouring of media attention and community support when they select the college of their choice, we plan to generate buzz and excitement for students who have reached a final college decision and promote a college-going culture in Los Angeles in the process.

Created as part of the former First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, College Signing Day is one way of mobilizing educators, counselors, parents, and community members around the country to encourage and uplift college-bound youth. It is also a way for students to inspire and encourage others, in the spirit of the the First Lady's Better Make Room campaign. 



How to Get Involved


L.A. Cash for College and So Cal CAN are sponsoring a College Signing Day social media campaign to encourage community leaders, schools, and community based organizations to highlight the importance of pursuing postsecondary education, and support students planning to attend and graduate from college.

You can help make College Signing Day a success in Los Angeles by promoting the campaign in several ways!


  • Encourage students to Tweet/Facebook/Instagram photos of themselves with our customizable sign that reads “I’m Heading to ____.” (download sign below)
  • Encourage students to wear t-shirts from the college they plan to attend on College Signing Day, May 5
  • Encourage teachers, principals, and school staff to wear t-shirts from their alma maters or a local college or university on College Signing Day, May 5
  • Share your activities with your social networks, tag us [@LACash4College, @SoCalCAN], and use #ReachHigher #BetterMakeRoom #CollegeSigningDay
  • Host your own College Signing Day Event! Funding opportunities are available through Better Make Room and Click here for more info.


  • Submit a short video message to congratulate our college-bound students
  • Submit a photo of yourself holding our College Signing Day sign (download sign below) to share where you went to college, and encourage students to do the same
  • Wear apparel from your alma mater or from a local college or university the week of May 1 to promote a college-going culture in your office or organization
  • Share how college made a difference for you by posting on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram on Tuesday, the week of May 1
  • Tag us [@LACash4College, @SoCalCAN] and use #ReachHigher #BetterMakeRoom #CollegeSigningDay
  • Engage others in your network to support College Signing Day



LA area high school students who participate and tag L.A. Cash for College/So Cal CAN will have a chance to win a number of prizes!



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If you have any questions, please contact Kristina Romero via email at

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