What it is:
Project Discovery is offered throughout the state of Virginia as a dropout prevention program and college access preparatory program. Serving economically disadvantaged, potential first generation post-secondary education attendees, the program is designed to promote education as a means to ending the cycle of poverty for our current and future generations of students.
What we do:
High school participants in Project Discovery visit three to seven college campuses, and participate in workshops about life planning, study skills, admissions procedures, financial aid, and choosing a college. They attend cultural enrichment activities, receive SAT and college application fee waivers if eligible and attend a graduation/recognition banquet.
Who can participate:
To be eligible for Project Discovery, students must meet one of the following:
Has a family income within 200% of the poverty guidelines
Be a potential first generation college student
Receive free or reduced lunch and books
To assist students who have related needs and interests 10% of the students involved may be outside of the criteria.
For more information:
Program Liaison for Douglass School