Project Discovery: Empowerment & College Preparation

Prepares and motivates low-income and first generation college-eligible students to access opportunities in higher education.

Page updated on Dec 22, 2021 at 9:12 AM

Based at T.C. Williams High School and the Minnie Howard 9th Grade Center, Project Discovery prepares and motivates low income and first generation college-eligible students to access opportunities in higher education.  Through workshops and trips to college campuses, Project Discovery provides vital information about how to set and achieve educational goals. This program is supported by the Project Discovery Advisory Board whose mission is to raise funds, promote community involvement and foster positive public relations.

Project Discovery Scholarships

  • Stay tuned for more information.

For more information, email Sheila Purce.

Project Discovery Walkathon

Each spring, the City of Alexandria hosts a Walkathon, the proceeds of which benefit Project Discovery. Ninety-one percent of last year’s Project Discovery graduating seniors continued their education at two- or four-year colleges or technical schools. Show your support by donating and attending the Walkathon at Fort Ward Park.  


Project Discovery, a college preparatory program for at-risk youth, requests for donations to program initiatives such as college access workshops, visits to colleges and universities and book scholarships for graduating senior and alumni. 

  • Make a Donation - Your tax-exempt donation will support workshops, college tours and scholarships for Project Discovery students.

View and download a printable flyer to learn about Project Discovery Alexandria (PDA).