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Our Mission: The mission of Educational Student Tours, Inc. is to create the opportunity for foster and low-income participants to attend four-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in order to transform their lives. However, you do not have to be a foster or low-income student to participate. Our tours are open to all students interested in attending HBCUs.
Our Services: We provide HBCU campus tours, college application and scholarship essay coaching, financial aid application assistance, financial literacy, mentoring, and alumni networking opportunities. Additionally, we provide emergency funding for tuition, college applications, housing, and admissions deposits for foster youth.
Impact of Our Work: 4,500 students have participated in our program, 99% are enrolled in college, and 80% are enrolled in HBCUs.

Find out more about the transformational work that our award-winning non-profit is doing.

#SupportBlackStudents COVID-19 Relief Campaign

Community Leaders, Activists, and Friends,

In times like today, it breaks our heart to see students and HBCUs struggling. Here are some of the current situations of our College Access Program students:

  • Many former foster youth do not have a laptop or computer. With colleges moving all their classes online, they face the prospect of having to drop out. 
  • Some foster students are now homeless because they have been asked to vacate the dorms.
  • Utilities have been turned off, and students can’t afford groceries.  
  • Low-income students lost their jobs and are on food stamps. Some do not qualify for unemployment and still have to pay rent. 

We know that times are tough for many, and if it is in your heart/means and you would like to contribute financially here is the link:  

Thank you for considering this request to support Black students. This year, even if you don’t itemize, the federal government will allow you to deduct up to $300 on your taxes or 100% of your giving if you do itemize.  

The following organizations are proud supporters of Educational Student Tours. Along with our donors, they continue to help our nonprofit make a difference in our community. 

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