Pasadena City College is using social media to bring attention to the students who are living in poverty, as part of a campaign to make sure they are getting a fair shake in school.
As part of its #NoMoreCollegeIsForKids campaign, Pasadena has enlisted Twitter followers to tweet about its programs to promote the school’s work.
The hashtag #NoMentalHealthForPasadena is trending on Twitter, and it’s already getting plenty of attention.
It began with @mrsdrew, a user from New Jersey, who shared a photo of a Pasadena student who had a mental health crisis after a suicide attempt.
@mrsdfreed also shared the photo with the hashtag.
When @mrdfreed tweeted a photo and hashtag about the college, it garnered more than 100 retweets.
The student who shared the tweet was not alone in his plight.
Other students are also taking to social media, and some have responded to the hashtag, saying they’re not getting enough attention from the school.
In fact, the hashtag is growing, according to social networking site Buzzfeed.
The site, which tracks hashtags and other topics on social media in the U.S., says it’s the first time it has seen a hashtag like #NoCollegeIsNotForKids.