Educational Talent Search

Mission Statement

The mission of Educational Talent Search is to encourage and empower students to stay in school, graduate, undertake and complete a program of higher education.

Educational Talent Search Program Goal

The primary goal of Talent Search is to offer a continuum of activities, information and services to enable low-income/first generation college bound students (6th - 12th grade) with academic ability to realize their potential for education and growth beyond high school. Service delivery includes individual and group counseling sessions, cultural enrichment, self-awareness assessments, decision making, academic skills, career and college exploration, postsecondary school tours, curricular choices, financial aid assistance, and re-entry services for dropouts. The program serves 500 youth (6th - 12th graders, graduates and dropouts) annually. Two thirds of the 500 are low-income and potential first generation college students.


We would also like to thank all the participants and parents that came out to the ETS End of the Year Ceremony on May 3, 2017. We acknowledged 44 graduating seniors and 26 underclassmen with outstanding participation. 


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Duty to Report: VSU ETS program is mandated by the state of Georgia to report all non-accidental injuries, abuse, child abuse, neglect, and sexual offenses to law enforcement.