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Alpha Phi Alpha Educational Talent Search

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Educational Talent Search
  • 566 Monroe Street
  • Macon, GA 31208
  • (478) 746-4518
  • 1978

Program Description

Educational Talent Search (ETS), funded by the United States Department of Education, is designed to help eligible middle school and high school students become college-ready and track their matriculation progress towards post secondary educational degree attainment. Our clientele includes first generation college-bound students and low-income students.

Educational Talent Search cultivates our participants' successful educational pursuit beyond high school. The ETS staff connects participants to high quality tutoring, monitors academic progress, offers workshops for college entrance examinations, and improves participant's parents' economic and financial literacy.

The relationship between participants, their parents and our personnel is long lasting. ETS works with Bibb County students aged 11-27. Middle school participants from grades 6-8 participate in community service projects, teambuilding, STEM disciplines and careers, and career planning. They learn to conduct scholarship searches and improve their note-taking and study skills as they set personal and academic goals. Our summer camps expose participants to a number of activities directed at cultural development while expanding their knowledge of math, science, and the arts.

Grades 9-12 receive similar service offerings, as well as some additional services including financial planning workshops, resume assistance, college entrance examination preparation (PSAT/SAT/ACT), and college exploration trips. A computer lab is available to participants and their parents, featuring software that promotes financial literacy, SAT/ACT registration, ETS careers/colleges research, and scholarship searches.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 1%
  • African American: 97%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 598
  • Middle School: 87
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 50%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 10%