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What is Talent Search?

  • One of 8 federal TRIO programs
  • Serves 500 sixth through twelfth graders each year
  • Encourages students to complete post-secondary education: Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, or Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Eligible students must meet federal income guidelines or be potential first-generation college students

Target Schools

Talent Search will serve 6-12 graders in the St. Joseph School District from the following schools:

  • Benton High School
  • Central High School
  • Lafayette High School
  • Robidoux Middle School
  • Spring Garden Middle School
  • Truman Middle School

Talent Search Services

  • Drop-out prevention workshops
  • Preparation for state-mandated tests
  • Career exploration
  • Academic advising on course selection
  • Workshops on study and test-taking skills
  • Tutoring, especially in science and math
  • Workshops and coaching on employability skills
  • Social and emotional learning workshops
  • Summer enrichment program (non-residential) in STEM and computer science
  • College visits
  • Assistance with college applications
  • Education about and assistance in applying for financial aid (FAFSA, scholarships, grants, loans)
  • Workshops on adjusting to college for seniors

Contact Us

Project Director: Dr. Cindy Wells


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