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.
Houck Middle School: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Parrish Middle School:
TRiO Mentors from NSHS during 6th period every weekday, except Tuesdays
After-school Tutoring every Wednesday
Stephens Middle School: every other Wednesday (5th or 6th periods)
Waldo Middle School: every other Wednesday (5th or 6th periods)
TRiO Mentors from McKay at PM school Tuesdays and Thursdays
North Salem High School: CG121 TRiO mentoring class (college credit) on Tuesdays with mentoring labs at Parrish (Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Fri)
McKay High School: CG121 TRiO Mentoring class (Mon-Fri)
TRiO After-school meetings every Wednesday in room 113
AVID ACT Test Preparation (Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-6PM 4/1-6/5)
Santiam High School: Wednesdays during 5th, 6th, and 7th periods
11/4/13 McKay Scholarship Writing Workshop
11/4/13 McKay College Night (Financial Aid 101/ Scholarships)
11/15/13 McKay TRiO/AVID senior Portland State University & Concordia University visits
11/20/13 McKay TRiO/AVID junior Oregon State University & Corban College visits
12/2/13 McKay College Night (FAFSA PIN)
12/12/13 Santiam High School Linn-Benton Community College career fair
1/13/14 McKay FAFSA completion night
2/19/14 Houck Middle School Oregon State University STEM trip
2/21/14 McKay High School Oregon Health Sciences University; Career Conference
2/24/14 McKay Future Freshman Night
2/26/14 Parrish Middle School Oregon State University STEM trip
3/3/14 McKay High College Night
5/14/14 TRiO Night at Houck Middle School (Click here to see the flyer for this event)
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 -
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
How do I get more information?
Visit our College Access Programs' resource page for links and our application.
We look forward to talking with you. For more information and an application, contact Susan McCaffrey at 503.589.7620.
The TRiO Talent Search program is 100% federally funded at $236,886 annually.