Student loans are the second largest cause of debt in the United States. And, while student loans do help dreams come true, being financially strapped as a student is challenging.
Paying tens of thousands of dollars toward tuition, fees and general resources while attending school has become the norm for students. The process is pretty much status quo for anyone choosing a postsecondary path. According to Forbes, the total amount of student loan debt in 2022 is 1.75 trillion US Dollars. The reality is that many of young, talented people are stuck in a cycle of debt, poverty, or penny pinching while they are supposed to be fully focused on studies. It's a lot to manage.
Breakthru’s Learn-2-Earn feature helps students personally, professionally, and financially in just a few minutes a day. While a micro-payment from Breakthru certainly isn’t going to eliminate student debt entirely, it can cover a safe Uber ride from the library after studying late, a Netflix subscription to help decompress at the end of a long day, a toilet paper order from Amazon, or a Venti-Iced-Cappuccino once a week without buyers remourse.
Learn-2-Earn allows students to explore different career, volunteer, or financial opportunities while adding to their Breakthru wallets. Instead of having students pay to use resources, we are giving them unlimited opportunities to build and grow their net worth so that they can pay for college as well as fulfill other various personal needs. Students have multiple ways to earn while using the Breakthru app.
One option students have is the Play-2-Earn feature where students complete a Daily Opportunity by showing their interest in a few general opportunities. Then, students will be able to unlock our in-app spin-the-wheel game where they can generate points and keep trying their hand at a scholarship bonus. Another way students can earn is by achieving Badges through discovering opportunity, and accessing future-enhancing information.
Learn-2-Earn helps students by giving them a chance to feel accomplished because they are earning on their own without having to look too far or high. The feeling you get when you’ve earned something also brings a lot of reassurance. With the launch of a new Learn-2-Earn feature, Breakthru announces a partnership with Forage, CollegeXpress, and Front Office Sports to help create equitable access to financial, education and career opportunities.
Breakthru Opportunities are created by companies students already know about, or haven’t met yet. Forage, CollegeXpress, and Front Office Sports recently launched their own Learn-2-Earns, providing engaging student opportunities filled with career-building, financial, and professional resources.
Students that show interest in listed opportunities are prompted to earn badges showing that they have interacted with a specific opportunity or that they have reached one of Breakthru’s in-app milestones. Students like earning badges to show their progress or achievements. Earning a badge tells a student that they have achieved a goal! It’s a boost of accomplishment that can help students feel good about themselves, while learning something new that can help them in the future (plus a micro-payment).
Forage creates employment opportunities for students including Virtual Internships with Red Bull, Lululemon, Lyft. CollegeXpress is helping students receive financial support by adding scholarship opportunities and college resources to Breakthru. Front Office Sports allows college students free access to information based tools to learn more about the intersection between sports and business. There are opportunities for everyone to learn from professionals while earning from professionals.
For example, if a student shows interest in an opportunity created by Forage such as working with Sales at Red Bull, they will earn a Forage badge which is worth $0.30. If students are interested in a scholarship opportunity from CollegeXpress, they will earn $0.50. Students interested in Front Office Sports’ information-based tools will earn $0.25.
So, not only are students finding jobs, internships and doing what they love, but they are also earning money which they can use however they wish. Not to mention the positive feeling that students will associate with the company that paid them for their time and effort. Has anyone in front of you in line ever picked up your coffee for you? Maybe, a friend paid for your lunch? It’s the same feeling of generosity. It feels good in a way that’s more memorable than a targeted advertisement.
Like these three companies, other companies can now create their own badges on the Breakthru app which students can earn through aligned interests. With Breakthru, students can access company-created opportunities for free and companies can generate better leads to boost efficiency in their existing or upcoming projects.
As inflation is constantly rising, college tuition is also going up along with the cost of everyday living. By having different companies create equitable opportunities and badges on the Breakthru app, Breakthru is helping more students go to college, or simply live more comfortably. Join the Breakthru company platform for free to help create active change for young people while driving qualified leads for your own goals.