The ETS Junior Braid School is a youth entrepreneurship program for students ages 10-18. Students have the freedom to show creativity and create income simultaneously. We provide students with a classroom setting to work on developing their craft, then move them to a salon setting to bring their talents to light. Each program last for 12wks. Once students graduate, they are eligible to return as an intern for an additional 3 months. Upon completion of their internship, students are then candidates to work in our braiding salon, ETS Braid & Go located in
Jefferson Mall in Louisville, KY.
We too value the importance of achieving results through collaborative partnerships. In 2021 ETS partnered with BLOCS Network of Louisville, a collaborative partnership with JCPS, Metro United Way and Louisville Metro. Our focus areas are, Program Quality, Data Collection and Analysis, Access and Participation, Outreach and Advocacy.
In 2020 ETS partnered with St. George Scholarship Institute providing free programs that educate, mentor, and nurture youth into healthy lifestyles.
We partnered with JCPS as a vendor and formed a 12week after school braid program (21st Century Program) at Iroquois High School and Myzeek Middle School.
We were also granted a proclamation from the Mayor’s Office and were awarded June 2, 2020 as the official ETS Junior Braider Day!
Check out our news interviews below -
WDRB - 2019
WHAS 11 - 2020