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NewsMonday, August 20, 2012
Educational Talent Search to Deliver School Supplies August 25
CONTACT: HERM ALLEN, 646-1596
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/14/2012
(By Lisa Garrett)
PENDLETON --- The Educational Talent Search (ETS) van is coming to a town near you loaded with school supplies to help the program's participants get ready for the new school year.
The 15-passenger van will make stops across the tri-county area Saturday, August 25, to deliver school supplies free of charge to the ETS program participants, said Herm Allen, coordinator of the ETS program at Tri-County Technical College. To receive supplies, Allen asks that participants RSVP to him by Wednesday, August 22, at 5 p.m. by calling 864-646-1596.
ETS is a federally funded program at Tri-County designed to assist students in grades 7 - 12 with the academic support and cultural exposure to students who need assistance in understanding their educational opportunities and options. "Our goal is to help students to be successful in school and to go on to the next level - college," said Allen.
ETS staff sent letters to more than 500 students in grades 7 - 12 in area schools to let them know about the different stops in each county. The van will stop at Tri-County Technical College's Anderson Campus, Gettys Middle School, the Pickens County Courthouse, and Seneca High School, and will end the day back at Tri-County's Pendleton Campus around 3:15 p.m. Each stop will be 45 minutes long.
"This is a way for students and their parents to meet the ETS staff and for us to provide a service for our participants. Every little bit helps," said Allen, who will be driving the van that day.
ETS is funded by the U.S. Department of Education through a five-year, $391,538 grant to provide academic support and cultural exposure to 854 students in the tri-counties.
For more information, contact Herm Allen at 864-646-1596 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.