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 Apr 21, 2016 at 2:44 PM

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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 a Project Discover Advisory Board whose mission is to raise funds, promote community involvement and foster positive public relations.

For more information, call 703.746.5970 or email .


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. 

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. The date for the 2016 Walkathon is Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304. 

Walkathon 2016 Save the Date

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