What Can Project Discovery Do

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Project Discovery is more than a club and better than a class. It's a way to meet new friend and develop new skills.

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What Can Project Discovery Do

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What Can Project Discovery Do

For Educators

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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Governor McAuliffe Seeks Testimony on Educational Impact 

Governor McAuliffe’s office is looking for testimonials about how the Governor’s efforts have positively impacted students in higher education.

Specific areas of interest would be the Governor’s investment in financial aid, overall investment in education, VGAP legislation, the increase in centers of cybersecurity excellence, etc. 

Click here to download the Testimonial Form.  Please forward any completed forms to Mr. Lee Andes at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia at leeandes@schev.edu.


Essay Contest with Cash Prize!

Building Safety Month began May 1st and in recognition of the month and the professionals who ensure the safety of our buildings the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is sponsoring an essay contest. The winner will receive an award in the amount of $1,500. VDHCD is seeking a 1000-word or less essay that illustrates how code officials (see attached flier) promote community safety and economic growth in their community. All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2017, and the scholarship recipient will be announced on June 15, 2017. 

VDHCD is offering this opportunity to all juniors, and graduating high school seniors (public, private & home schooled. 

For more information, please contact:

Rishaunda Robinson, Procurement Support

VA Department of Housing and Community Development

Office of Training and Certification

(804) 371-7187



 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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