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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 & Mentor Program Services

  • Visits to college campuses
  • Career and vocational exploration
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Assistance with completing college admissions, financial aid (FAFSA), scholarship application and SAT/ACT test preparation
  • Referrals to support services and community resources
  • Access to college mentors

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 & Mentor Program Schedule

  • North Salem High School, Rm.110- Monday and Tuesday, 2:20-4pm
  • McKay High School, Rm.291- Monday and Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm

Activities & Events 

  • October 12: Oregon State University, Fall Preview Day
  • October 19: University of Oregon, Fall Preview Day
  • November 9: Portland State University, Bridges
  • December 1: Scholarship Writing Workshop
  • February 9: Western Oregon University, Winter Preview Day
  • March 9: Linfield College
  • March 23: SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
  • May 1: Houck Middle School to OMSI  
  • May 2: University of Oregon, Connections 
  • May 16: Emergency Services Programs Open House 
  • June 4: Waldo Middle School to OMSI 
  • June 7: Parish and Stephens Middle School to OMSI

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

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