Pre-College Programs

TRIO Educational Talent Search

The mission of the Educational Talent Search Program is to identify disadvantaged youth with potential for post-secondary education, encourage them to continue and graduate from secondary schools and to enroll in post-secondary education programs. In addition, Educational Talent Search encourages high school dropouts to return to school.

Family Support Services

The Mission of FSS is to assist students and their families with overcoming challenges in life by providing comprehensive "wrap-around" support services. These "wrap-around" services are designed to address challenging areas in the lives of families that may hinder personal growth and academic success.

GEAR UP

The mission of GEAR UP is to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.  GEAR UP is designed to enable more young Americans to stay in school, study hard and take the right course to succeed in college. The aim is to help communities create new or expanded school programs and provide educational opportunities for students.  Additionally, GEAR UP prompts local schools, community-based organizations, private industry and institutions of higher education to work in partnerships to help students and their parents gain needed knowledge and bolster academic programs in their schools.

TRIO Upward Bound Math & Science

Our mission is to build, encourage, motivate and create an atmosphere for learning. We provide students with the skills necessary to successfully pursue and complete post-secondary education. Upward Bound is an academic enrichment program that opens the windows of opportunity in education via self-empowerment.

The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and encourages them to pursue postsecondary degrees in these fields.