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George C. Wallace Community College/ Sparks Campus (Talent Search)

  • Tameka Williams
  • Director
  • (334) 619-3009

Program Description

What is TRiO Educational Talent Search?

Talent Search is a federally-funded program designed to identify students in grades 6-12 and adults to age 27 with potential for education at the postsecondary level and to encourage them to complete middle school and high school and enroll in and graduate from college.

Goals

    • Decrease the dropout rate
    • Increase the high school graduation rate
    • Increase the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and graduate from postsecondary educational institutions

    Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Arts and cultural
    • Career exploration and counseling/internships
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College fairs/campus visits
    • College transition and retention support
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Leadership development
    • Mentoring
    • Parent/family services
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
    • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 76%