Our mission is to mentor, teach, and help students prepare for college.
We know there are many challenges to going to college, from the application process to paying for the education. Students who participate in the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program learn tools they can use to go to college and succeed along the way.
Our ultimate purpose is to promote educational equity in our rural Arizona communities. We give middle and high school students the opportunities and motivation to plan fulfilling lives by succeeding in school and by planning a college education.
Each year, ETS serves over 700 students within Yavapai County.
"ETS helped me to come out of my shell and helped me want to be someone in life and make something of myself. Not only that, but I will be the first person to attend college in my family and that will make them very proud of me." Olivia Perez, former ETS student
In fulfilling our mission, professional Educational Talent Search (ETS) staff not only assist students, but also help school counselors, families, administrators, and teachers fulfill their goals to help students succeed.
There are no costs for the students in the program. ETS is a grant program that is 100% federally funded at $281,270 annually.