Talent Search & Mentor Program (Click here to see the latest news release)

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.

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

 

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: Second Semester

Parrish Middle School: Second Semester

Stephens Middle School: Second Semester

Waldo Middle School: Second Semester

 


How do I get more information?

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

Click here for a TRiO Talent Search application

The TRiO Talent Search program is 100% federally funded.