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, please see your school counselor or contact our office for an application.

Our February newsletter is now available.  Hard copies are being mailed to participants.

Contact Info

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