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Talent Search & Mentor Program

Providing academic, social, cultural and career exploration opportunities for eligible students at Houck, Parrish, Stephens and Waldo middle schools and McKay and North Salem high schools.

Talent Search Activities & Resources

  • All TS activities are being delivered remotely
  • Talent Search students have access to PhotoStudy tutoring where they can access a live tutoring 24/7
  • Open Office Hours on Mondays and Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:40pm
  • Please contact your TS advisors for links and passwords to tutoring, open office hours, workshops, and Magoosh ACT Prep

Who is Eligible?

  • Must be a student at Houck, Parrish, Stephens or Waldo middle school or McKay or North Salem high school
  • First-generation college-bound student (neither parent has a bachelors degree)
  • Students who meet federal low-income requirements


Talent Search Fall 2020 Activities and Events
Date Event Details 
Sept. 24 Talent Search Fall Kickoff & Orientation 
Sept. 29 Online Learning Support: Time Management 
Sept. 30 Online Learning Support: Procrastination & Motivation 
Oct. 1 FAFSA Overview: Seniors will learn about and get started on their FAFSA
Oct. 6 Virtual College Visit: University of Oregon 
Oct. 28 Virtual College Visit: University of Washington 
Nov. 10 Virtual College Visit: Oregon State University 
Nov. 17 OSAC Scholarships Overview
Nov. 18 Virtual College Visit: Western Oregon University
Dec. 5 Scholarship Writing Workshop

Other small group activities, campus visits, and events will be planned throughout the school year.

Talent Search is 100% federally funded at $301,784 annually.