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TRiO Educational Talent Search

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Daytona State College, in partnership with the School District of Volusia County, serves 500 middle and high school students each year

in target schools through the U.S. Department of Education Talent Search program. The five-year grant began September 1, 2016.

Talent Search provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants. Talent Search also encourages students to

graduate from high school, and complete post-secondary education. 

Overview of Talent Search Services:

  • Career exploration
  • Tutoring connections
  • Information on post-secondary education
  • College tours/cultural enrichment activities
  • Information about scholarship opportunities
  • Advice and assistance in course selection
  • Workshops for parents/students in completing college admissions and the financial aid process
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams  

Schools We Serve

High Schools:

Middle Schools:


Talent Search Staff:

Elijah Houser (Project Director)
Email Mr. Houser or call his office: (386) 506-3635

Moises Melendez (Advisor)
Email Mr. Melendez or call his office: (386) 785-2084

Christie Miller(Advisor)
Email Ms. Miller or call her office: (386) 506-3293

Cindy Bunton (Senior Staff Assistant)
Email Ms. Bunton or call her office: (386) 506-3459

Jesse Do (Tutor)
Email Mr. Do


Employment Opportunities:

Educational Internship / Student Service Advisor: Click here 

Professional Tutor: Click here

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