Educational Talent Search


About Educational 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 throught to graduation from college.  The program identifies and assists individuals from less advantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in college.  This program prepares both the participant and their families for their journey from pre-collegiate to collegiate journeys.

Educational Talent Search-UCF

The program supports low income, first generation high school students in their preparation for entrance into college.  Partnered with local middle and high schools, ETS 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.  The program also encourages graduation from high school and continuation and completion of post secondary education.

Educational 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.  At UCF, adults who have NOT completed their high school diploma will be able to receive assistance to help them complete their educational program.

Our program provides homework assistance in basic school subjects such as math,science, and literature etc…  Educational Talent Search serves between 500-600 hundred 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  prepare them for the next academic year and their future collegiate journey.

Our programs are as follows:

  • Project PACE
  • Project REACH

Additional Information

Our Educational 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:

  • Academic tutoring and workshops
  • Career exploration
  • Counseling and mentoring programs
  • 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 collge ademission and financial aid applications
  • Workshops for the families of our participants
  • Entry into general educational development or postsecondary education

For more questions on their servicex and a application for one of the programs, please visit their respective progam pages. Thanks!