Explore your world. Learn new skills. Grow for the future.
Go beyond the classroom to build strong educational habits which help you obtain your college dreams.
Project Discovery is a unique college access program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and hosted by Western Carolina University. We proudly serve the Western North Carolina region by providing a varied curriculum that includes career exploration, college visits, service learning, outdoor adventures and more.
Whether you're seeking information about college preparation, financial aid options or want to learn more about our program, you'll find the information in the resources below:
Why an Outdoor Adventure, you ask? We have found that adventure activities are great tools for personal growth in students. Youth are looking for excitement and adventure in their lives, and they will find it. Unfortunately, they often turn to less healthy forms of stimulation but we believe that adventure doesn’t have to be reckless but it does need to provide excitement and a challenge. Growth requires effort and often a bit of discomfort, growth requires that we venture beyond our comfort zones.