Pass The Cap

55,000 Degrees, Louisville’s education movement, is recruiting the 2014 class of college graduates for an important job -- to inspire friends, family and loved ones to earn their college degree. 

If you’re set to graduate in May, we’re asking you to “Pass The Cap” – give your graduation cap on to someone else who you believe can earn a college degree. It might be a sibling, a parent, a friend or a neighbor – someone who is on track to earn a diploma or someone who didn’t finish the college journey.

Here’s how “Pass The Cap” works:

Choose someone

• Let them know you will give your graduation cap to them after you cross the stage because you believe they can earn a diploma, too.

Tell everyone

• Post an inspirational message on our Facebook page (
• Tweet your message on Twitter (#passthecap)
• Post a video tribute on 55,000 Degrees’ YouTube channel (