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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 and Events
Date Event Details 
October 27-28 National College Fair 
November 9 University of Portland Visitation Day 
November 15 Portland State University Bridges 
December 7 Scholarship Writing Workshop
January 23 University of Oregon Connections 
February 1 Western Oregon University Winter Preview 
February 14-15 Southern Oregon University Preview Weekend
March 6 Oregon State University Campus Visit 
April 24 ACT Pre-Test for Juniors 
May 2 ACT Preparation Workshop for Juniors 
May 15 ALL Summer Registration Forms Deadline 
May 30 ACT Preparation Post-Test for Juniors
June 13 Official ACT Test Day for Juniors 
June 22 Talent Search Adventures in Technology Start Day 

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

Additional Resources