Past participants of FLC's Talent Search program.
Past participants of Fort Lewis College's Talent Search program.

Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, announced that Fort Lewis College in Durango will receive a $291,859 Talent Search Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support services for 655 low-income students at ten schools in Cortez, Durango, Ignacio, Pagosa Springs and Mancos.

“College is key to success for our kids in the 21st  century economy,” Bennet said. “Building a high quality workforce depends on the success of our kids, and we must provide them with the tools necessary for achievement.”

The Talent Search Program identifies and assists youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education, and encourages those who have not completed secondary or postsecondary education to do so. Programs include career counseling, tutorial services, information on student financial assistance and postsecondary education, and workshops for the families of participants.