8th Grade Program

TRIO Talent Search understands that 8th grade is a pivotal time in a student’s life. They are preparing for the transition to high school, determining their own priorities and beginning to think seriously of their future. For these reasons, TRIO Talent Search meets with their enrolled 8th grade students monthly to provide encouragement and assistance in making these transitions and decisions.

Services Offered

Monthly Meetings: TRIO Talent Search teaches 8th grade students valid life and academic skills through interactive games and lessons and helps students with current academic challenges during monthly meetings, scheduled through their school administration.

Spring Campus Tour: Participants are offered the opportunity to tour a college in Upper Michigan or Northern Wisconsin.

Online Content: 8th grade participants receive one email per month containing a short video (2-4 minutes) and response to help students gain valuable academic skills.

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Online Content

Come back soon to find the monthly
8th grade video!


8th grade Testimonials

  • “They open up more opportunities to what I should expect in the future.”
    —Forest Park Student

  • “I enjoyed the fact that someone was taking their time to help me plan out my future. I also enjoyed when we played (The Game of) Life because it was fake, but yet really realistic”
    —Jeffers Student

  • “I most enjoy being in TRIO because they help you get ready for college but they make it fun.”
    —Wakefield-Marenisco Student

  • “That it doesn’t cost anything and doesn’t take up too much time but still provides useful information!”
    —Hancock Student

  • “Tips on getting ready for high school, college, and life.”
    —L'Anse Student

  • “I learned about good note taking and the Game of Life”
    —Ironwood Student

  • “... I also like when there are campus tours because that helps me decide where I want to go for college. ”
    —Jeffers Student

  • “It was a fun way to get ready for high school.”
    —Lake Linden-Hubbell Student

  • “I like how I get to see what life is like being in college and being an adult, paying for bills and stuff.”
    —Lake Linden-Hubbell Student