Project Discover

For more information:
Kim Purdy

(540) 948-2237

kpurdy@skylinecap.org

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Project Discovery works with students from predominantly low to moderate-income households and/or, are potential first generation post-secondary education attendees. The program's goal is to eliminate poverty through education.

To find out more about Project Discovery of Virginia, go to their web site.

What is Project Discovery?College field trip

Skyline’s Project Discovery program operates in Madison County. Students meet for workshops once a week to explore their options for life after high school. Participants are encouraged to take the hardest classes in which they can do well, and be involved in school and community activities. They also have the opportunity to visit at least three colleges or trade schools each year, as well as participate in cultural events and incentive trips.

College bound students are encouraged to apply for at least twenty scholarships. All Project Discovery students fill out a profile on FastWeb that provides them access to information on thousands of scholarships as well as the opportunity to search for relevant opportunities specific to the needs of each student.

College-bound members who have attended workshops, participated in field trips and volunteered for community service projects will receive the Skyline CAP Project Discovery Certificate of Completion.

Ready to Get Involved?

If you are ready to join, you can go online to sign up.

Meetings are held every Wednesday at Madison County High School. Meet in the lobby by 3:20.

How Can I Help?

The Project Discovery program receives no direct state funding. Please donate now to help sustain this service. If you would like to get involved, please contact Kim to learn more about the following opportunities:

- gift cards and monetary to help pay for food for weekly meetings
- scholarships to pay fees for SAT tests and college applications
 
- driver and/or chaperone for field trips
- guest speaker
- mentor or meeting helper
- fundraiser
- Advisory Board member
- other - if you have an idea, please let us know

Project Discovery is also in need of donations of items such as computers for students' use, school supplies, snacks and basic office supplies.

Thanks to Our Partners

We would especially like to thank Madison County High School for their ongoing support of Project Discovery. The school provides meeting space and support for recruiting efforts.
I-am-the-One.com provides resources for students in Virginia, including those in Skyline's Project Discovery program, seeking higher education to help break the cycle of poverty.

 

 

 

 

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