Program Components

Because Educational Talent Search (ETS) is federally funded, we are able to provide a variety of FREE career and college planning services for our participants that focus on career exploration, college readiness, financial literacy, and academic support. These services are provided through one-on-one advisor meetings, small group meetings, classroom presentations, and ETS sponsored events.


What We Do

In-School Opportunities

  • Career and academic advising/planning
  • Individual and group mentoring for career and college readiness
  • Yearly age-appropriate information sessions and support materials
  • Activities to broaden awareness such as:
    • Financial Literacy
    • Career Exploration
    • College Planning/Prep
    • Communication
    • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
    • Utilizing your Resources

Other Opportunities & Resources

  • College visits
  • Career exploration field trips
  • Summer retreat on a post-secondary campus
  • Virtual events covering career exploration, college visits, and life skills
  • Assistance with understanding financial aid and obtaining scholarships
  • Consistent monitoring and support of academics to ensure student success
  • Study skills support
  • ACT prep
  • 24/7 tutoring



Throughout the year, ETS hosts monthly virtual events with themes covering various career fields such as sports, healthcare, construction, and human services as well as interactive life skills like cooking, community service and personal growth.

ETS also hosts in-person events throughout the academic year and summer. Events have included behind the scenes & overnight at the zoo, various student leadership conferences, college tour mania, college visit day trips, career focused field trips, junior high summer stayover, ACT workshop, summer camps, and sporting events.

See recent events


Upcoming Events

ETS communicates detailed information for college visits, virtual seminars and other opportunities via email.  ETS students and/or parents check your email for updates or contact the office. 

Educational Talent Search sponsored events may vary with some available to all, some by age group, and some by invite only.