During DiscoverU Week, everyone can join in leading college and career activities that help students explore their futures. Each day centers a theme the whole community can participate in. Let’s connect student aspirations with the pathways to get there!
If you’re a student: enter the art contest!
The DiscoverU Art Contest encourages K-12 students from Road Map Project schools (South Seattle and South King County) to get creative with the theme of college and career exploration. The first 100 entries will get $20 just for entering, plus the chance to win $100 category prizes or $300 grand prizes! The submission deadline is Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 and winners will be announced throughout the week of DiscoverU.
If you’re a community-based organization: apply for a Lead Your Community day grant!
Tuesday, Oct. 13, is Lead Your Community Day, when we encourage community partners to coordinate virtual college and career related activities for youth. Nonprofit and public sector jobs can be rewarding career paths, but our students don’t often have the opportunity to learn about them. This year, we will be focusing on supporting youth-serving organizations to lead DiscoverU activities virtually. Through engaging virtual activities, we hope that you will introduce K-12 youth to community-oriented work or connect them to leadership opportunities in their neighborhoods and outside of the classroom. We are awarding mini grants of $200-$300 each to better support our community-based organizations, nonprofits, and public sector partners with these efforts.
If you’re an educator: lead a college & career exploration activity in class!
The DiscoverU website has lots of resources to help educators engage with youth to explore different career pathways. A great place to start is our Theme Days! Similar to “Spirit Week,” these themes provide simple ideas for how you can bring college and career preparedness into your classroom every day. You can also use the filter feature on our Resources Library to find quick and easy classroom lessons, activities, games, and more.