Purdue University Calumet’s Educational Talent Search program, designed to help middle school and high school students achieve goals of completing high school, attending college and earning a degree, is accepting new participants.
Students in grades sixth through 12 who attend public schools in Hammond, East Chicago and Lake Ridge school systems are invited to participate. Program activities include: academic monitoring, after school tutoring Tuesdays and Thursdays, college entry test preparation workshops, career and financial counseling, college visits and cultural trips.
Educational Talent Search staff members collaborate with targeted schools, parents, teachers, counselors and community outreach organizations.
Educational Talent Search is a U.S. Department of Education-funded TRIO educational opportunity program. All services are provided at no charge to participants or their families. The Purdue Calumet Educational Talent Search program mission is to provide students with an opportunity to enhance their overall quality of life through comprehensive involvement in academic and career-related services.
Interested parents can complete a program application or direct questions to Purdue Calumet’s Educational Talent Search staff at 219/989-2460. A downloadable application also is available at http://webs.purduecal.edu/talent/how-can–i-participate.