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  • Mission
  • Identify qualified youths with the potential for education at the postsecondary level and encourage such youths to complete secondary school and undertake a program of postsecondary education
    Publicize the availability of student financial assistance to persons who wish to pursue a program of postsecondary education.
  • Encourage persons who have not completed programs of education at the secondary or postsecondary level, but who have the ability to complete such programs, to re-enter an appropriate educational program.

Program Objectives

Identify, select, and serve 700 eligible participants:

  • Two-thirds (2/3) of enrolled participants must be low-income and potential first-generation college students.

Conduct academic skill building seminars at each targeted school:

  • These programs are designed to improve participants' motivation and academic performance. Topics include: study skills, time management, test-taking, communication, listening, and personal development.

Provide tutoring services to middle and high school participants:

  • Tutoring is provided for middle and high school participants. In September of each program year, students already experiencing academic problems will be referred. Participants who earn a "C" or below grade in a subject may be referred. The grades of participants receiving tutoring will be reviewed to determine who needs continued assistance.

Visit colleges & participate in a college readiness activity:

  • Each year, all school age participants have the opportunity to visit a college and participate in a college readiness activity.

Career awareness for middle school participants:

  • Each year, a career awareness component is implemented for all middle school participants. 6th grade - tour a local business; 7th grade - meet with a mentor twice a year; and 8th grade - attend a career fair.

Assist senior participants in creating a post-graduation plan:

  • By December of a participant's senior year, their ETS Advisor assists him/her in creating a post-graduation plan.

Parents receive ETS information:

  • All parents of the school-age participants receive information about ETS Program activities and the benefits to their child(ren).

Distribute financial aid applications to all senior and re-entry participants:

  • Each program year, financial aid applications are distributed to all senior and re-entry participants.

Re-entry participant services:

  • Educational and career guidance is provided to all eligible participants who wish to re-enter a postsecondary educational program.
Last updated: 12/14/2008 2:25:41 PM