Talent Search

LNESC Programs:  Talent Search

The Talent Search program is a FREE educational outreach program that identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education.

Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or re-enter and complete post-secondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their post-secondary education. Talent Search is a federally funded TRiO program.

Program Design

Projects provide a variety of academic support services designed to improve the academic success of participants. The program also provides guidance on and assistance in secondary school re-entry, alternative education programs for secondary school dropouts, entry into general educational development programs or postsecondary education, and programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient. These are students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in post-secondary education.

Program Impact

LNESC assists over 2,500 disadvantaged students annually with access to high-quality academic tutoring, advice, and assistance in secondary course selection. This includes preparation for college entrance examinations, tips on completing college admissions applications, and information and assistance completing federal student financial aid and scholarship applications.

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