Educational Talent Search Requirements & Services

SAT Preparation Presentation

SAT Preparation Presentation

Requirements

The applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or a legal alien;
  • Have completed five years of elementary education and be 11-27 years of age;
  • Be enrolled in or have dropped out of any grade from sixth through twelfth and have the potential for post-secondary education;
  • Meet the financial guidelines established by the Department of Education;
  • Need one or more of the services provided by the project.

Services

ETS provides tutorial services, career exploration, aptitude assessments, career counseling, mentoring programs, workshops, information on postsecondary institutions, education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; guidance on and assistance in secondary school reentry, workshops for families of participants, and summer programs.

Mentoring Groups

"Boys2Men" Males Only - Mentoring aims to create a positive forum for middle and high school boys to interact with positive role models. The purpose is to instill self-confidence in young men and boys who are Educational Talent Search participants. Students will learn communication skills, etiquette, problem solving strategies, career planning concepts, and build character in order to foster academic and future success.

"Emerging Youth Leaders" (EYL) Males/Females -Mentoring program provides resources, programs and events that encourage leadership in Educational Talent Search participants. Students will learn the traits of a good leader, and be provided the opportunity to learn how to make positive social impact in their schools and communities.

"Rose Petals" Females Only - Rose Petals Mentoring aims to create a positive forum for middle and high school girls to interact with positive role models. The purpose is to instill self-confidence in young women and girls who are Educational Talent Search participants. Students will learn communication skills, etiquette, problem solving strategies, career planning concepts, and build character in order to foster academic and future success.

 

Tutoring

Lunch Bunch (Middle School) - Hampton University students provide tutoring during middle school students’ lunch time. Middle school students bring their lunch to the tutoring sessions, which are bi-weekly.

After-School (High School) -Hampton University students provide tutoring after school for high school students (3:15 to 4:15 p.m.) at the high schools twice a week.

College Application Boot Camp (Seniors) - ETS staff assists students with college applications including writing essays.

 

College Prep & Cultural Tours

College Tours (Middle and High School) - ETS participants tour in-state and out-of-state colleges as well as attending cultural and sporting events (ex. HU Theater, CNU Ferguson Center for the Arts events, HU basketball and football games).

SAT & ACT Prep (seniors and juniors) -Classes (six sessions) are designed to prepare students for college admission tests. ACT classes are in the fall while SAT preparation is in the spring and summer.

Financial Aid Literacy (parents and students) - Workshops equip parents to work with their children to research and apply for financial assistance. Parents and students have the opportunity to receive assistance with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.

 

Parental Assitance

Parent Academy (parents) - These sessions guide parents who need assistance with helping their children navigate the college process. Topics include—graduation requirements, college and scholarship searches, and strategies for completing college and scholarship applications.

Summer Programs

STEM ACADEMY (Middle and High School) -This two week non-residential program provides hands-on science and technology (project based) education.

COLLEGE APPLICATION BOOTCAMP (RISING SENIORS) -Rising seniors can get a head start on their application process during the summer. Participants spend two weeks creating their college application portfolio which includes: creating a college application list (selecting 9 colleges of interest); completing the common application, and participating in a SAT prep class.

Young Diplomats (rising Juniors and Sophomores) - During this week-long summer residential program students study the Chinese language and culture. Students also survey China’s leadership development, diplomacy, economic development, and global affairs.

 

Talent Search

Contact ETS

Hampton University
Talent Search

Mailing Address:
The Academy Bldg, 2nd Floor
Hampton, VA 23668

Phone:
(757) 727-5607

Fax:
(757) 728-6734

Email:
ets@hamptonu.edu