Talent Search & Mentor Program

We are an educational program designed to assist middle and high school students who are first-generation college bound, from low-income families, and who have the potential to succeed in higher education. We provide you with academic, career, social, and cultural opportunities. Our goal is to increase the number of youth who graduate from high school and enroll in a post-secondary institution.

News

Grant funds Chemeketa's TRio Talent Search through 2020

What services do we provide?

  • Visits to college campuses
  • Career and vocational exploration
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • College prep workshops (college applications, financial aid, scholarships assistance)
  • After-school and summer activities
  • Family events and activities
  • Referrals to support services and community resources
  • Some students will meet with a college mentor

Who is eligible to participate?

You are eligible if you are a student at –

Houck Middle School Parrish Middle School
Stephens Middle School Waldo Middle School
McKay High School North Salem High School

and you meet these requirements -

  • You aspire to attend college
  • Your parent(s) or legal guardian have not received a 4-year college degree
  • Your family income meets federal income eligibility requirements

Apply Now

TRiO Talent Search application

Activity Schedule

  • North Salem High School
    • Advisor meetings: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
    • After school academic mentoring and tutoring
    • CG121 Mentoring Class
  • McKay High School
    • Advisor meetings: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
    • After school academic mentoring and tutoring
    • CG121 Mentoring Class
  • Houck Middle School
    • Every other Wednesday
  • Parrish Middle School
    • Every other Thursday
  • Stephens Middle School
    • Every other Monday
  • Waldo Middle School
    • Every other Thursday

Upcoming Events

March 1: Campus visit to Western Oregon University (for McKay nd North Salem students)

March 7: Campus visit to Pacific University (for McKay and North Salem students)

March 9: TRiO Night at Waldo

April 7: Campus visit to Oregon State University (McKay students)

April 14: Campus visit to Oregon State University (North Salem students)

May 15: Houck visits Chemeketa

May 18: Waldo visits Chemeketa

May 25: Stephens visits Chemeketa

 

Additional Resources

School Shelf- College-prep, academic success and parental involvement resources for students, parents and mentors

Learn More

We look forward to talking with you. For more information, contact Susan McCaffrey at 503.589.7620.

The TRiO Talent Search program is 100% federally funded.