Texas Tech University

Partnerships & 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. Learn More>>

Other Partners

Big Brothers Big Sisters

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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. Learn More>>

Boys & Girls Club

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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. Learn More>>

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. Learn More>>

The CH Foundation


The mission of The CH Foundation is to significantly improve human services and cultural and educational opportunities for the residents of the South Plains of Texas.

The Foundation supports initiatives, driven by innovative, energetic leadership that are designed for long-term viability. Learn More>>

East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood (ELPN)


The East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood is an US Department of Education funded initiative committed to working with the residents of East Lubbock, Texas to support and advocate for our children – ensuring that both children and parents have access to the resources they need to grow, learn and succeed. Learn More>>

IDEA Public Schools


IDEA Public Schools is a growing network of tuition-free Pre-K to 12th grade public schools serving more than 24,000 students in 44 schools across Texas (San Antonio, Austin, and the Rio Grande Valley). Learn More>>

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. Learn More>>

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. Learn More>>

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. Learn More>>



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. Learn More>>



The Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Center for Outreach, Research & Education (STEM-CORE) serves Texas Tech faculty members in the development and implementation of a broad range of STEM-area initiatives. Learn More>>

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. Learn More>>



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. Lear More>>

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. Learn More>>



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. Learn More>>



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. Learn More>>

TTU T-Stem Center

stemT-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. Learn More>>

TTU Wind Energy


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. Learn More>>

United Way


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

Prosperity Bank

Prosperity Bank

Mission: Operates under a community banking philosophy and seeks to develop broad customer relationship based on service and convenience.
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Communities in Schools | The South Plains

Communities in Schools | The South Plains

Mission: A nationwide network of passionate professionals working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
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Workforce Solutions | South Plains

Workforce Solutions | South Plains

Mission: A variety of programs designed to address local workforce issues with business-directed objectives, including career development, job training, and childcare and education initiatives. Learn More

South Plains Food Bank

South Plains Food Bank

Mission: The South Plains Food Bank, Inc. is a humanitarian resource responsible for securing, growing, processing, and distributing food to charitable organizations and persons in need. South Plains Food Bank, Inc. also strives to provide opportunities for persons to break out of the poverty cycle. Learn More