Project/Competition

Social Leadership & Global Service 

Out in Front Strategies for Leadership Success: Ready to be a real leader? If you want to run things as a true entrepreneur, you need to know how to take charge with charisma and control. This seminar introduces you to the skills true leaders use to manage and motivate, getting excellence out of everyone on their team. You’ll study great leaders from business, politics, non-profits and athletics, learning what they have in common and what makes each of them unique. You’ll also examine your own leadership attributes, learning your leadership style and finding the best way for you to move forward toward success.

Interpersonal and Group Communication: From the words we use to the way we walk, from our pronunciation to our posture, we communicate with hundreds of people thousands of times every day. And today, our interactions are not just face-to-face. And whether we’re talking or texting, we’re trying to keep cool and in control. Learn how to master your own communications styles, how to approach others and interpret the ways we interact, whether one on one or in a group.

Power of Persuasion – Negotiation Strategies: How do salesmen win customers? How do political leaders collaborate on intricate international agreements? What about attorneys negotiating complex legal settlements? In each of these situations, the person who can be the most articulate and convincing is going to get the best end of the deal. Make sure that person is you! This is where you’ll study persuasive strategies that give you the power to negotiate for the advantages you deserve. Make it happen!

“We want you to know how much Adam enjoyed his summer with Project Discovery. He enjoyed the leadership seminars, community service, and the activities you provided. He also met a wonderful group of young people. Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience in such an organized fashion! ”

Susan and Richard R. / Connecticut

Getting Involved, Giving Back

Spend your summer making a difference. Join us in Project Discovery’s Community Service Program, which allows students to participate in fulfilling service projects earning 36 hours of service.

“Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.” Project Discovery’s Service Learning course embodies this Albert Einstein quote, providing rewarding opportunities to spend time helping to make D.C. an even better place for its citizens and visitors.

Project Discovery is committed to helping students participate in social and personal transformation. Our goal is to encourage them to realize the power they have to grow as individuals while contributing to an environment of cultural understanding and mutual respect. Students will find inspiring ways to use their talents. Upon completion, every participant receives a certificate highlighting the total number of hours volunteered and projects completed.

Examples of Project Discovery’s Service-Learning Projects Include:

  • Helping children at a local day-care center
  • Serving at soup kitchens
  • Distributing food at a food pantry
  • Fund-raising for your favorite charity
  • Supporting our troops abroad with letters and care packages
  • Playing games and engaging in conversation at a senior center

Project Discovery prides itself on being a leader in the pre-college summer enrichment industry and is committed to giving our students access to rewarding community service opportunities. We’re convinced, and educators at every level will agree, that these experiences not only improve the well being of people around the world, they also produce more well-rounded, socially aware students – the kinds of students colleges want to enroll!