Murphy talks to WAGM about Maine Educational Talent Search advising at Caribou High School

Velma Murphy, an advisor with Maine Educational Talent Search (METS), talked to WAGM-TV for a piece on the program’s presence in Caribou High School. METS is a federally funded program housed in the College of Education and Human Development that helps students in grades 6-12 prepare for college. The students and their families must meet income guidelines, and be recognized by school guidance counselors or teachers as facing significant barriers to graduation and higher education. Besides Caribou, the program has advisors in schools in the Central, Searsport, and Nokomis region; Lewiston; Oxford Hills; and the Lake Region. “We focus in on study skills, study habits, time management, financial literacy at the younger grades, financial aid, the processes. We do career exploration because now is the time for students to explore their interests in different careers,” Murphy told WAGM.