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For nearly three decades Project Discovery has positively impacted thousands of students in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Sign Up NowProject Discovery is a post-secondary access program currently offered through 24 Partner Agencies throughout Virginia in grades 4 to 12. Project Discovery encourages students to stay in and graduate high school and provides resources and tools for students to successfully make the transition to post-secondary education.

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 PROJECT DISCOVERY OF VIRGINIA-STEP in Rocky Mount is HIRING!!!

 Project Discovery Coordinator

 STEP, Inc, a multifaceted community action agency, is seeking a Coordinator for our Project Discovery Program. Project Discovery is a post-secondary access program which encourages students to stay in and graduate high school and provides resources for students to successfully make the transition to post-secondary education. This is a part time position at 25 hours per week. The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining positive relationships with school personnel and students, monitoring participant progress and maintaining accurate student records. Additional responsibilities include advocating for low income, first generation college students and making appropriate referrals to college campuses and community resources. Qualifications:  Associate's Degree, experience working with youth & diverse populations.


All interested applicants may submit an application found on our website (stepincva.com) to:

STEP, Incorporated

Attn:  Human Resources Director

200 Dent Street

Rocky Mount, VA  24151

Deadline for applications will be

July 10th, 2017

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


 

 JMU Reports on Project Discovery Effectiveness

 

Project Discovery collaborated with The Madison Center for Community Development at James Madison University and submitted a program performance report.  JMU reported several key findings:
  • "Project Discovery participants enroll in college at a higher rate than their at-risk peers, both in Virginia and nationally;"
  • "Project Discovery participants . . . graduate from college at a higher rate than their at-risk peers;" and
  • "Students and parents had a statistically significant increase in college knowledge after completion of Project Discovery"
The full report can be found on the Virginia Division of Legislative Services' web site, Report 332, 2016, or can be downloaded from this JMU Study link. 

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How you can help

Project Discovery needs your help.  Our hardworking and meritorious students can get the grades and study hard, but we need to help them find the resources to pay for college.  Listed below are links that will take you to various ways that you can support Project Discovery students.

Project Discovery has access to Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits.  A donation of $500.00 or more ($1,000.00 for businesses) can produce beneficial tax credits.  Click Donate Now for details.

You can now make donations directly to Project Discovery via PayPal.  Click on the "Donate Now" and you will be able to direct your contribution to your local Project Discovery program, the general state-wide program, or both!

 


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