Educational Talent Search

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education

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


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.


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: