Social media, music, and more are used to encourage students - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Social media, music, and more are used to encourage students to attend college



West High School students in Sioux City Tuesday morning attended a one-of-a-kind assembly.

It's called "The Heart of a Student".

Performers use music, social media, and personal stories to get high school students interested in continuing their education past their high school graduation.

It's aimed at low income and minority students.

"I think when kids see me and we do this kind of music it speaks to them personally. Even if they are in art, social studies, they see I can be myself and still be successful," said Dante Means, founder of "Heart of a Student".

According to Means, about 20-percent of eligible students that attend fill out college applications at the event and 30-percent fill out prospect cards for colleges.

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