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ISU’s TRiO Educational Talent Search celebrating 50 years of service for more than 50,000 students on Sept. 29

September 18, 2015
ISU Marketing and Communications

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s TRiO’s Educational Talent Search program is celebrating 50 years with a recognition dinner for generations of ETS students, administration and staff set 4-6 p.m. Sept. 29 in Stephens Performing Arts Center Marshall Rotunda.

ISU TRiO has worked with more than 50,000 people during the 50 years.

The RSVP deadline is Sept 18. Call 282-3514 to RSVP or for more information.

TRiO is a federally funded program that provides students with a variety of support services including advising, counseling, personal, financial, career and tutoring. The Educational Talent Search program is one of eight TRiO program. It 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 and complete their postsecondary education.

The Educational Talent Search program also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

TRiO currently serves 1,050 students from Jerome to Pocatello to Idaho Falls. Ninety-seven percent of the students graduate from high school and 66 percent are placed in postsecondary education in the fall immediately following high school graduation.

ISU TRiO’s mission statement is: “To encourage and enhance educational opportunities for program participants, using the venue of education to enable these individuals to achieve a personal level of well-being consistent with their desires and goals in life.”

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