Educational
Talent Search

Mission Statement

The mission of Educational Talent Search is to encourage and empower students to stay in school, graduate, undertake and complete a program of higher education.

Educational Talent Search Program Goal:

The primary goal of Talent Search is to offer a continuum of activities, information and services to enable low-income/first generation college bound students (6th - 12th grade) with academic ability to realize their potential for education and growth beyond high school. Service delivery includes individual and group counseling sessions, field trips, self-awareness assessments, decision making, academic skills, career and college exploration, postsecondary school tours, curricular choices, financial aid assistance, and re-entry services for dropouts. The program serves 955 youth (6th - 12th graders, graduates and dropouts) annually. Two thirds of the 955 are low-income and potential first generation college students.

Target Schools:

Middle Schools High Schools
  School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High

*Home school must be one of the High Schools indicated in the chart

Description:

Educational Talent Search identifies qualified youth with academic potential and encourages them to finish secondary school and enroll and complete a program of postsecondary education.

Eligibility:

Any student who is enrolled in the targeted middle or high schools who demonstrates a need for one or more services provided by the program is eligible. According to established guidelines, two-thirds of the participants must be low-income, potential first generation college students.

Services Provided:

  • Academic Advisement
  • Financial Aid & Admission Assistance
  • Financial Empowerment
  • Study & Test-Taking Skills Development
  • Parent & Student Workshops
  • Tutoring/Scholarship Information
  • Career Fairs/Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Workshops/Career Exploration
  • Probe Fair / Field Trips
  • Values/Goal Setting