Educational Talent Search


Talent Search is primarily an early intervention TRiO program that provides academic, career and financial counseling to its participants. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth aged 11-18 from disadvantaged backgrounds and high school dropouts until the age of 27 to complete high school and postsecondary education (U.S. Department of Education).


  • Academic, financial, career or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or
    postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial services
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring programs
  • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
  • Workshops for the families of participants