Educational Talent Search is a pre-college counseling and career service program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare low-income, first-generation students for college. This program provides eligible participants with information about college admissions, financial aid, scholarships, test preparation, tutorial and counseling services that will encourage them to complete high school and pursue postsecondary education.
Marco Dwyer joined Educational Talent Search in Fall 2012. As a member of the program, he participated in the Fall SAT Prep as well as our service learning fundraisers for the John Jay College Holiday Party and AIDS Walk NY. Because of his outstanding commitment to service and the mission of Educational Talent Search, Marco was nominated to attend the 23rd Annual National Student Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. At the Conference, he met student representatives from all over the country, worked together as groups to learn policy making and leadership skills. In a speech he delivered during the 2013 Summer Program Award Ceremony, he summarized his experience at Educational Talent Search as, "I learned how to make friends, the hardships of life through hard work and the diligence needed when you want change." Marco graduated as salutatorian from Alfred E. Smith High School in Bronx, NY. He is a current freshman at New York City College Of Technology/CUNY and plans to study Architecture.