The Ivy League Project was founded by Martín Mares in 1992 to encourage economically disadvantaged students to apply to the most prestigious universities in America. The program selects the most talented and promising 10th and 11th grade students and takes them to visit the top universities on the east coast.
Porterville Unified School District migrant students will have an opportunity to participate in this program, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. Students must have a minimum 3.5 grade-point-average in order to apply to the program. Students must also attend monthly meetings in order to remain in the program.