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    Program Overview

    Coastal Bend College in Beeville, Texas, currently hosts the Talent Search Program which was originally funded in 1976. The Talent Search Program 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 the post-secondary institution of their choice. Talent Search also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the educational system and complete their education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in the post-secondary educational institution of their choice. 

    Mission Statement
     
    Talent Search is a federally funded program designed to identify and assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (low-income and first-generation) 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 the postsecondary institution of their choice. Talent Search also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the educational system and complete their education.   

    Participating High Schools
    High Schools    

     Program Services

    • Academic, financial, and career counseling including advice on entry or reentry to secondary  or postsecondary programs   
    • Career exploration and aptitude assessment    
    • Tutorial services   
    • Information on postsecondary education assistance   
    • Exposure to college campuses   
    • Information on student financial assistance   
    • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications   
    • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams   
    • Workshops for the families of participants 
    Contact

    Project Director: 

      

     Santos Jones  

    Counselor: 

      

      

    Counselor: 

      

    Belinda Munoz  

    Sec/Tutor-Coordinator: 

      

    Yesenia Yzaguirre  

      

      

      

    OFFICE HOURS: 

      

    8AM-5PM Monday-Friday 

    PHONE:       

      

    361-354-2706 

    FAX:      

      

    361-354-2704 

    PROGRAM EMAIL:      

      

     trioets@coastalbend.edu