Educational Talent Search is an educational access and retention program. It identifies qualified students with the potential for education at the post secondary level and assists them in their educational transitions by motivating them to graduate from high school, and enroll in a university, community college, or technical training program.
HISTORY OF TRIO
The history of Trio is progressive. It began with Upward Bound, which emerged out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 in response to the administration’s War on Poverty. Educational Talent Search was the second outreach program created as part of the Higher Education Act. In 1968, Student Support Services was authorized by the Higher Education Amendments and became the third in a series of educational opportunity programs, thus, the term “Trio” was coined to describe these federal programs.
As the first Trio program to exist within the City Colleges of Chicago, Educational Talent Search has assisted thousands of students to gain college access for more than 20 years. The program was first located at Dawson Technical Institute, a subsidiary of Kennedy-King College. Today, Educational Talent Search exists on Kennedy-King College’s main campus, proudly serving 652 students annually from grades six through twelve.
Must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States
Completed five years of elementary education
At least eleven years of age
Qualifies within the low income eligibility requirements
Personal Career and Academic Counseling
Exposure to College Campuses
Educational field trips
Assistance with College Entrance Exams
Financial Aid Workshop
College Admissions workshop
Dual Enrollment classes