Service overview

Lyn-CAG’s Project Discovery program has been in operation since 1993 and has been offered at many of the area high schools. The program’s objective is to encourage students to research careers and prepare for college admission. Each year, graduating seniors that are planning to attend college have the opportunity to apply for The Lyn-CAG Book Scholarship. The scholarship amount ranges from $500 to $1000

 

Helping Students Help Themselves

Project Discovery is funded through the Virginia Department of Education, United Way of the Virginias and community support. There is no cost to the student to join. The purpose of Project Discovery is to enhance the knowledge of first generation students and their parents of post-secondary education. This is accomplished through workshops and college campus visits.  There are at least seven college and university campus visits throughout the year.  Every trip is chaperoned by volunteers and parents along with Project Discovery staff.

Project Discovery offers SAT and ACT fee waivers and waivers for college applications.  The office has information on all colleges and universities and will gather any information requested by the student or parent.  The program staff also writes letters of recommendation and helps with other referrals.

Additionally, the program provides students with workshops that focus on the following, but not limited to:

  • Self-esteem
  • Goal Setting
  • Study Skills
  • Time Management
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Choosing a College
  • Financial Aid
  • Preparing for SATs
  • Social Pressures
  • Choosing a Career
  • Finding a Job
  • Self Improving

Each student is to attend and participate in a workshop and field trip once a month.

Program Staff

Jacqueline Jones      Program Manager

Program Location

915 Main Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
Office #: (434) 846-2778