Talent Search serves students who wish to continue their education after high school, specifically targeted to serve students who are potential first-generation college students and meet federal income guidelines. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages the students to graduate from high school and continue on to complete postsecondary education.
The program aids students in financial aid application and acceptance and the college application process while also preparing the student for success with ACT prep workshops, STEM camps and learning, Cultural and Career exploration and field trips, and college campus visits.
Talent Search can also serve those who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete their postsecondary education. Talent Search also helps any military personnel who wish to further their education. Talent Search’s primary goal is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school, enroll in and complete postsecondary education.
NCMC Talent Search has partnered with the St. Joseph School District and serves 6th to 12th graders in the district. Target schools include:
- Benton High School
- Bode Middle School
- Central High School
- Lafayette High School
- Robidoux Middle School
- Spring Garden Middle School
- Truman Middle School