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What is the Total Action for Progress African American Culture and Contemporary Issues Class?

The African-American Culture and Contemporary Issues class provides assistance to students who are at risk of dropping out. A specialized curriculum assists students in gaining knowledge about their heritage, learning leadership skills, developing healthy relationships, gaining financial literacy and more. In addition, students develop a business plan and unite as a team to start a small business. Through this class, students are exposed to post-secondary education and encouraged to stay in school and pursue college after graduation.

What areas does this program serve?

Students of William Fleming High School in Roanoke, Virginia are eligible for this program.

Is there a cost for this program?

There are no costs to approved clientele for this program.

How can I access services?

The African-American Culture and Contemporary Issues administration is located at the Roanoke Center for Higher Education, 108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 306 in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please call (540) 767-6151 for more information. You may also contact her by using the "Contact" button at the bottom of this page.

Am I eligible for this service?

Students must be entering the 9th grade or currently enrolled in the 10th and 11th grades at William Fleming High School and pass the interview process.

Prospective clients must earn 80% or less of the Area Median Income. To find your area median income, click on this link: HUD User.

Then click on the FY 2014 IL Documentation button. You will be able to enter the city or county in which you live to find your area median income.

Students whose parents did not graduate college and those who receive free or reduced price school lunches may also qualify.

Your donations are necessary to make this program possible.


Community Partnerships and Funding

Project Discovery receives support from the State Department of Education and the College Access Grant Program.