TCC Educational Talent Search hosts free summer activities for Gadsden students

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 5, 2014) – TCC's Educational Talent Search Program will offer educational and cultural enrichment activities for Gadsden County middle and high school students this summer. These activities are designed to help prepare students for college academically, culturally and socially by providing them with exposure to college campuses, information on possible career paths and exciting cultural experiences. The following programs will be offered:

College and Career Computer Camp

June 9-12 or June 16-19 (choose one session)

Florida Public Safety Institute Computer Lab (Pat Thomas)

Students in grades 6–12 will build their computer skills through college and career readiness activities.

Cultural Field Trips

June 23, 24 and 25 

Historical sites and museums in North Florida
Students in grades 6–8 will enjoy a day of history, culture and learning.

FAEOPP Olympics (Florida Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel)
July 18-19
Florida A & M University
Students in grade 8 will participate in athletic, academic and arts competitions and make friends with students from other TRiO programs across the state.

College Tour
July 23-24
University of Florida and University of North Florida
This two-day tour will provide students in grades 9–12 with information on how to prepare for and enroll in college.

Talent Search is one of seven national TRiO programs that serve middle, high school and college students across the country. The goal of Talent Search is to help prepare students for success in college. TCC's Talent Search Program serves more than 500 middle and high school students in Gadsden County.

"Each year, we are amazed to see the growth that our students experience through participation in the program. We are committed to the success of each student and are excited to be able to offer another year of engaging and relevant activities," said Lori Livingston, director of the TCC Talent Search Program.

To enroll in the program or to register for an activity, call (850) 558-3643. Each activity has limited space, and participants are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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