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Partnerships and Resources

IDEAL and its partners want to help your child excel in every area of their life. The following are just a few of the many organizations created with the intent of helping your student along the way.

Featured Partner

Halliburton Foundation

Established in 1965, the Halliburton Foundation is a U.S.-based organization that supports education at all levels and charitable organizations through employee matching gifts and direct grants. Requests for grants in non-U.S. locations should be made directly to the Halliburton office doing business in that part of the world. The Halliburton Foundation makes direct donations to U.S.-based elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities. At its discretion, the Foundation board of trustees also provides a limited number of grants to health and health-related charities. Grant requests are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

List of Partners

Big Brothers Big Sisters

A non-profit organization whose mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that try to have a measurable impact on youth.

Boys and Girls Club

The mission of Boys and Girls club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Boy Scouts of America

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

J.F. Maddox Foundation

The mission of the J. F Maddox Foundation is to significantly improve the quality of life in southeastern New Mexico by investing in education, community development, and other social programs. The Foundation particularly supports initiatives driven by innovative leadership, designed for substantial impact, and committed to lasting value.

Lubbock Area Foundation

Lubbock Area Foundation is the community foundation for the South Plains area. Its primary purpose is to attract and build permanent endowments that benefit this region. The Foundation works to enhance philanthropy and strengthen the sense of community in the Lubbock area.

Mentor Tech

Through faculty and staff mentoring and peer group networking, the program improves the retention and eventual graduation rates of students from Texas Tech University System by fostering a campus climate that is conducive to their academic, social and cultural needs and interest.


The TTU PEGASUS Program seeks to make exploration, innovation, and academic success attainable realities for First Generation College (FGC) Students. The emblem of PEGASUS is not only a reminder of these noble goals, but it is also a symbol of the services with which the program will provide its students.

Talkington School for Young Women Leaders

The mission of The Talkington School is to empower young women leaders through rigorous college preparatory experiences, health awareness, commitment to service, and personal accountability for lifelong success.


Provides a mechanism for assuring that the increasing research activity at Texas Tech will positively impact the educational experiences of students in the sciences at Texas Tech and in the regional and local K-12 schools.

TTU Geosciences Department

The Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University provides a wide range of research and educational experiences in the field of earth & atmospheric sciences.


Texas Tech University Health Science Center is a seven-school university located in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa whose goal is to become known as an institution that advances knowledge for students and practicing health care professionals through educational opportunities and research while providing quality patient care and service.


The Texas Tech University Independent School District offers all individuals opportunities to earn credit though quality courses based on the rights of all: (1)to improve themselves through education, (2) to take advantage of non-traditional educational alternatives, (3) to participate in quality educational opportunities regardless of age, geographic location or physical limitations, and (4) to have available sound educational opportunities utilizing current and appropriate instructional techniques, management and technology.


It is the mission of the Office of Community Engagement to foster a college-achieving culture through programs, partnerships and opportunities which serve the community, promote learning, encourage wellness, and inspire conversations about the value of higher education.


T-STEM stands for the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics initiative. Our T-STEM Center is part of the Texas High School Project, which is working to improve STEM education and the college readiness of students in Texas.

TTU Wind Energy Institute

Provides current and future professionals in the wind energy industry with convenient and timely access to state-of-the-art educational opportunities in subject areas relevant to the wind energy industry - from its technical aspects to operational, geographic, economic and legal issues.

United Way

Improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.