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KU TRIO Talent Search Alumni
David Alberto Nevarez-Saenz
"When I joined KU TRIO Talent Search in 6th grade I did not expect this program to change my life. They allowed me to reach my goals of going to college debt-free through all the one-on-one meetings, financial/college/family workshops, guest speakers, college visits, summer camps/academies, community service, and many more of the free resources! Every single activity taught me something very unique that I eventually implemented in my everyday life. Ms. Dukstein and all of my mentors in the program helped me prepare for college over a span of 6 years and I am extremely thankful for that. Please take advantage of the great team of mentors who want to help YOU be successful! In all honesty, TRIO really works!!
Courage Wortman, CNP
"I joined TRIO when I was 11 years old. As a 6th grader, I didn't realize how much I would love this program. TRIO has helped make me who I am today. They gave me the skills to navigate middle school, high school, and now college. If I ran into an obstacle, my TRIO mentors were there to help me through it. Whether it was filling out FASFA, transferring, or choosing classes TRIO was there to help."
Famous TRIO Alumni
As TRIO alumni, you are in good company with noted TRIO participants like Franklin Chang-Diaz, the first Hispanic astronaut; actresses Angela Bassett and Viola Davis; NBA coach and Olympic medalist Patrick Ewing; ABC News correspondent John Quinones; and U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore. TRIO needs all of your voices to speak up about the impact that TRIO has had on your lives.
National TRIO Alumni Association
The mission of the National TRIO Alumni Association is to promote the critical value of the TRIO program by providing career and networking opportunities for graduates of TRIO programs, mentorship, providing carer information, and advocating for increased public support of the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students and those with disabilities in the United States.National Association Website