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Educational Talent Search

Educational TALENT SEARCH is a federally sponsored program hosted by SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY A & M, Baton Rouge Campus. ETS, is a pre-college prep program for low-income, potential first-generation college students who at the secondary level indicates the potential for postsecondary success. A systematic program of activities and services provided are designed to enhance emonstrated abilities and improve required skills to insure the possibility of continued success throughout secondary and post secondary training programs. The purpose of the program is to encourage, motivate, and assist middle and high school students and dropouts to progressively continue in secondary school, graduate, and pursue post-secondary training.

What do we do?

The Educational TALENT SEARCH Projects at Southern University and A&M , Baton Rouge (SUBR), Louisiana provides program services to 1600 disadvantaged participants in the target area of South Central Louisiana. The targeted area encompasses eleven (11) parishes, both rural and urban communities, with the majority of participants coming from rural communities.

Three hundred (300) participants from the middle school grades are provided with an extensive intense comprehensive program, providing:

• Career advisement
• Personal-social guidance
• Cultural experiences

To further enhance growth in the intellectual, social, and recreational attributes of society.

The program emphasizes academics, personal-social and career guidance, as well as, cultural experiences to enhance growth and motivate the desire for all participants to succeed and to reach his/her fullest potential.

The developmental programs are designed to address the increasing needs of target area participants, and through implementation of intensified monthly services, activities, and techniques, generate academic skills and motivations that will enable participants to complete a secondary education program and to subsequently gain admission to postsecondary institutions.

For more information contact:
Educational Talent Search,
Avon R. Honey, Executive Director,
Honors College Building, #187
P.O. Box 9694
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Phone: (225) 771-5100
Fax: (225) 771-3507

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