College & Career Readiness

The College & Career Readiness Department at Friendly House guides and informs youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, regardless of race or ethnicity, on how to start their path toward a college education by providing the necessary resources to achieve it. Our TRiO Talent Search college and career readiness program, often referred to as TRiO, identifies and assists individuals who have the potential to succeed in higher education.​  Participants may receive:


  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment

  • Personal counseling including advice on entry of re-entry to secondary or post-secondary programs

  • Information on post-secondary education

  • Introductions/Tours to college campuses

  • Information on student financial assistance

  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications

  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams

  • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders

  • Workshops including financial and technology guidance for the families of participants

To participate in TRiO Talent Search, simply download and complete the enrollment application and submit to or fax to (602) 257-8278. If you have any questions, please call (602) 416-7254.

The Friendly House College & Career Readiness Program is grateful for additional financial support from Cox Charities and Valley of the Sun United Way.  Their support allows us to provide additional workshops and trainings to parents and students and encourages more parental involvement in children’s education as well as college exposure activities.

Upcoming Events

2021 TRiO Virtual Summer Camp

Daily Schedule will be from 9:00 am-3:00 pm, lunch break included


This year we have fun and interactive sessions planned during the 4-day virtual camp provided via Zoom, with the option to attend one of the following weeks. Students will experience STEM interactive activities, canvas painting, self-care relaxation (the importance of self-care), college readiness, preventative presentations, and more! Each student will be mailed a summer camp supply kit with items needed for the sessions. Summer camp will be offered to High school students in June, and to Middle school students in July. Each student will receive up to $80 in meal cards for lunch AND a $60 Visa Gift Card with additional raffles in between sessions!

High School Dates

Option 1: June 7-10, 2021

Option 2: June 21-24, 2021


Middle School Dates

Option 1: July, 12-15, 2021

Option 2: July 19 - 22, 2021

If you are not a current TRIO participant your student will need to complete our online TRiO Enrollment Application:

All workshops, advising, and meetings held via Zoom

FAFSA Applications Assistance: Schedule an appointment with your TRiO Advisor 

College Enrollment Application Process Assistance: Schedule an appointment with your TRiO Advisor