What does Talent Search do?
Talent Search 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 and complete their postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete postsecondary education.
Who Can Participate in Hamilton County Talent Search?
Since it was first funded in 2006, the Hamilton County Talent Search program has provided thousands of Hamilton County students with free college preparation assistance. Each year, our guidance staff serves more than 500 students (grades 6th-12th) in six Hamilton County schools: Orchard Knob Middle, East Lake Academy, Dalewood Middle, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, Howard High and Brainerd High.