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ETS Program Overview


TRIO Educational Talent Search Program 


September 1st – August 31st 


Throughout the school year, Educational Talent Search advisors offer preparatory support services to assist students’ academic development and on-time progression from middle school to high school graduation, and on to college completion. The advisors provide in-person and virtual workshops at participating schools on topics such as study skills and test-taking strategies, goal setting and achievement, college and career options, the college admissions process, as well as, financial literacy, student financial aid, and scholarship opportunities. In addition to workshop trainings, ETS employ virtual and in-person supplemental resources to further enhance student aspirations, academic abilities, and potentials in preparation for successful entry to a four-year college education program or career training. Middle schools are offered after-school and online tutoring at select school sites. College, career and cultural tours, in-and-out of state, are offered to expose students to valuable educational and career-focused information to inspire goal setting and achievement. Technical assistance and follow-up is provided with applications for college admissions and FAFSA.  Parental involvement is implemented through school visits and events. Letters, phone calls, and newsletters provide parent information on issues that impact student success, college going, and economic literacy. 




Through group and individual sessions, ETS mentors advise, inform, and coach students through each stage of their education journey with motivational, innovative, and engaging programming 

Academic Year: September – August 

  • Academic Advising, Assessing, Mentoring and Tutoring
  • Field Trips/Campus Visits
  • Graduating SeniorCoaching/Review
  • Summer Melt Enrichment Activities– select sites
  • College, Career, Cultural Tours
  • Parent/Student/School Administrator Updates/Visits

Cost: There is no cost to families of students accepted into the Educational Talent Search TRIO program at Southern University A&M College