Youth Education

Middle school and high school are hard enough without the pressure of planning for the future. MDC helps low-income, first-generation students graduate high school and enroll in college. Through specialized programs, students in grades 6-12 learn the skills they need in order to access opportunities that allow for their growth and achievement.

Imagine a world where your future is clearer

MDC offers two mentorship programs that help young learners plan for life beyond high school.

The Talent Search program supports students in grades 6-12 as they learn about college, financial aid, and career opportunities through after school information sessions.

The Upward Bound program counsels high school students through college applications, financial aid, and career opportunities.

Both programs are funded through the Federal TriO program designed to motivate and support students experiencing disadvantages.





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Upcoming Events & Programs

Talent Search Summer Program

Serving students in grades 6-12 in Bethel and Tacoma school districts
MDC's Talent Search program is hosting a series of workshops and events this summer. These opportunities are organized into "tracks" based on a theme. Students must be enrolled in the Talent Search program and are encouraged to commit to an entire track.

Upward Bound

Serving students in grades 9-12 in Bethel, Franklin Pierce, and Tacoma school districts.
MDC's Upward Bound program guides low-income and/or first-generation students through middle and high school, while exploring and preparing for college and careers after high school.
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Our Locations

Bethel School District
516 176th Street E,
Tacoma, WA 98387
(253) 888-6055

Franklin Pierce School District
315 129th St S,
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-3000

Tacoma School District
601 South 8th St,
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7153

Contact US

For an appointment with one of our advisors, use the contact form.

Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed Weekends and Holidays