TRIO Educational Talent Search (METS)

The Educational Talent Search program at Marquette University (METS) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education for the purpose of increasing the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education. The METS program works with students in grades 6th through the 12th. METS also encourages individuals who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education.

Typically, METS students are first-generation potential college students (neither parent received a four year college degree) with limited income, and a strong desire to attend college. Our participants receive a wide range of free services and participate in scholastic, cultural and enrichment activities.

METS advisors provide services to TRIO students at various target schools within the Milwaukee County. Staff members work collaboratively with the school administrators, counselors, teachers, parents and community organizations throughout the school year.