Program Overview

PROJECT DISCOVERY ALEXANDRIA is an innovative program designed to assist low income and/or first generation college eligible students reach a higher level of personal motivation and accomplishment.  Through workshops and trips to college campuses, the program provides vital information about how to set and achieve educational goals.  With an active community-based Advisory Board and a parent-involvement component, it has made a profound difference in the lives of Alexandria’s youth.

PROJECT DISCOVERY ALEXANDRIA operated as a pilot by the Department of Human Services in 1985 with monies raised through the Alexandria business community.  In 1986, the General Assembly enthusiastically appropriated funds for seven programs throughout the state of Virginia, including Alexandria, with the understanding that half of the money required for operation would be raised locally to support a fully-comprehensive program.  The Project Discovery network in Virginia has grown to 20 sites and other programs are operating in seven states.

Meet & Greet — November 11, 2018


Spring 2018 Walkathon