Talent Search


About Talent Search

The goal of Educational Talent Search is to to increase the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and continue their education through to graduation from college.  This program prepares both the participant and their families for their journey from pre-collegiate to collegiate.

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The program supports low income, first generation high school students in their preparation for entrance into college.  Partnered with local middle and high schools, TS provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their secondary education and eventually their higher education pursuits.  The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants.

Talent Search also offers assistance to adult learners.  Adult learners are individuals who have not previously completed secondary and/or postsecondary level education or would like to reenter and complete postsecondary education.

Our program provides homework assistance in basic school subjects such as math,science, and literature etc.  Talent Search serves 500 students throughout the year.  In addition to the academic year services, the program offer summer programming on UCF’s campus as well as other locations to prepare them for the next academic year and their future collegiate journey.

Our programs are as follows:

Additional Information

Our Talent Search program provides instruction homework assistance and tutoring to students afterschool at our partner schools.  The other services provided by our grant are as follows:

  • Career exploration
  • Information on postsecondary institutions
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students (High school only)
  • Guidance on and assistance in secondary school reentry
  • Assistance in completing college admission and financial aid applications
  • Workshops for the families of our participants
  • Entry into general educational development or postsecondary education

For more questions on their service and an application for one of the programs, please visit their respective program pages. Thanks!