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"Dreams are lovely.

But they are just dreams.

Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty.

But dreams do not come true just because you dream them.

It's hard work that makes things happen.

It's hard work that creates change."

— Shonda Rhimes

Graduates: Don't become part of the "melt"

Putting the Freeze on the Melt

by Michael Blewett

Have you heard about Summer Melt? Summer Melt has nothing to due with what happens when your air conditioner breaks down. It has everything to do with the “melting away” of the ambition, drive, and vision to go to continue education during the summer after graduating high school. 


High school graduation is a VERY important accomplishment, but it’s not the ultimate destination; it’s a celebratory marker of a much bigger journey. Have fun this summer! But keep the flame of higher education burning to open as much opportunity in your life as possible. 


How do you fan that flame? In one word…CONNECT.

CONNECT with yourself. Dare to dream about the life you want, the things you want to accomplish, the experiences you want to have, and the relationships you want to foster. Put on some inspiring music and imagine that life. Further education is part of what it will take to make that vision a reality. 


CONNECT with those who have walked this road before you. Who do you admire the most? Are there people you look up to? Ask them how they got to where they are, and what advice they could give you if they had to do it all over again. 


CONNECT with your institution. Have you been accepted to a college, trade school, or university? Stay in touch with them! Read your emails (or snail-mail if they send you letters). Look up opportunities, events, and facts about the location of that institution. The more excited you get about what lies ahead, the more likely you are to have the energy to follow through. 


Finally, CONNECT with your TRiO Advisor. If you start having doubts or run into financial obstacles, please don’t think you have to figure it out on your own! There are SO many resources available to realize; your dream of living your very best life! You might just need a little help finding them! 


We are SO proud of you all for what you have accomplished so far and look forward to helping you in the next season of our life! 

Celebrating Our 250 Graduates

Summer Camp Success

Videos from Summer Camps 2022

Click the photo above to watch videos from Summer Camps.

More photos are available on our website acctalentsearch.com

Logan S. shares that "Flying drones was a lot of fun.

I had a great time and enjoyed the different guest speakers."

(Logan participated in Summer Institute & Coding Camp)

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Stay Cool this Summer!


TTS wishes you a safe & healthy summer!

If you have questions over the summer about starting college courses, or want help preparing for a successful start of the next academic year – contact us.

We’re here to help students &parent/guardians!

Until next semester, take care (:


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