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Educational Student Tours is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization designated by the Internal Revenue Service.

Philosophy

We believe that every child, regardless of the zip code they reside in, should have access to a high-quality four-year college degree. An investment in underserved students’ education will generate a positive social impact on our community for generations to come.

Mission Statement

The mission of Educational Student Tours, Inc. is to increase the access, retention, and graduation of youth in the foster care system and from low-income communities at HBCUs to transform their lives.

Goal

The goal of our program is to decrease the achievement gap between participants of low socio-economic backgrounds and their more privileged peers.

Did You Know That...

  • Only 16% of low-income and just 3% of foster youth graduate from four-year colleges and universities.
  • Only 30% of black foster youth are graduating from high school.
  • Foster youth who attend black colleges graduate at a much higher rate than those who attend predominately white institutions.