Talent Search (TS) is a federally funded program under the TRIO branch of the US Department of Education. TS serves 583 participants in grades 6-12 in the counties of Yuma and La Paz. Talent Search helps students graduate from high school and continue on to college, ultimately attaining a post-secondary degree. Our current grant is funded through August 2021.

Mission: Serving first-generation and/or low-income students attending middle and high school to attain post-secondary education through academic support, mentoring, college and career exploration.

Vision: Cultivating productive communities for future thriving generations.


We serve students who are:

  • Potential First-generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year degree) and/or
  • Income Qualified by Federal Standards and/or
  • Have an academic need and
  • Attending one of the following schools:
    • Antelope High School
    • Cibola High School
    • Fourth Ave. Jr. High School
    • Gila Vista Jr. High School
    • Kofa High School
    • Le Pera Elementary School
    • Parker High School
    • Wallace Jr. High School
    • Wellton Elementary School
    • Yuma High School

Program Activities

  • College Preparation
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Career Exploration
  • Test Preparation
  • Academic Advisement
  • Success Seminars
  • College Trips
  • Cultural Trips 
  • Summer camp for 8th & 9th graders

If you are interested in applying, submit an application.

Contact Info

Phone: Yuma: (928) 317-6036
Fax: (928) 344-7755
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm