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TRIO Joliet Central Talent Search Program offers Joliet Central students empowering workshops and college preparation

July 13, 2017 10:34 AM

The JC Talent Search is seeking more Joliet Central students to join their program, which provides free educational support and outreach designed to improve academic, career and life skills in preparation for college. The services are offered during the school year and the summer.



In addition to recruitment, the TRIO Joliet Central Talent Search Program has begun leading empowering workshops with a fresh, pop cultural twist relevant to students’ daily lives and interests. They offered the following workshops in May and plan to offer more exciting events to eligible students who enroll.

On April 26, The JCTS Program presented a phenomenal discussion titled “A Hip Hop Social Conversation”. This JCTS workshop presentation focused on how Hip Hop artist and Social Activist Kendrick Lamar’s music defines and explores relatable struggles that can stall a person’s progress. Furthermore, the workshop educated JCTS students on how they can learn to overcome the institutional, academic, social, personal barriers and challenges they face in their everyday lives. 

On May 3rd, JCTS students enjoyed “What’s Up Wednesday”, a workshop designed as a “Peace Circle” to provide JCTS students the opportunity to have open conversations about self-esteem, friendships, and academic success.  They also learned how to build positive relationships with students in the Joliet Central Talent Search program and within the institution.

On May 11th, JCTS then presented the “GRIT Workshop”, a classroom forum discussion with JCTS students on learning what it takes to become holistically successful in life and how to persevere and find passion to achieve their goals.

On May 17th, the “What’s Up Wednesday” workshop focused on test anxiety designed to help students learn proper notetaking, study skills, and test-taking strategies to help JCTS students improve their confidence, academic skill set and preparation for end of the semester final examinations.

For more information or to enroll, please contact Abbie Saltzman, Project Achieve Clerk, at asaltzma@jjc.edu or call (815) 729 - 9020. ext. 6949, or contact Mr. DeAndre Butler, Project Achieve Director, at debutler@jjc.edu or call (815) 280-2303.

Click here for the Talent Search Flyer in English

Click here to the see Talent Search Flyer in Spanish




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