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Project Discovery: A College Access Program Serving Low-Income and First-Generation College-Bound Students

April 4th, 2023

"Project Discovery/Talent Search gave me the opportunity to go visit and check out different colleges and universities. They also helped me apply for and secure scholarships to be able go to Appalachian State University where RKS would eventually form." - Ethan Goodpaster from Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Project Discovery is a Talent Search Project funded by the U.S. Department of Education and hosted by Western Carolina University. This TRIO program primarily serves low-income potential first-generation college bound students to help them stay in school and graduate, while providing the resources to help them transition to a post-secondary education. We proudly serve 767 participants in 14 target schools in the Western North Carolina region by providing a highly experiential college access curriculum that includes career exploration, college visits, adventure based learning and more. Read more and support the project here.