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Fairfax County Project Success Program

Jan 07, 2013 Download iCalendarProject Success

Project SUCCESS is a program that runs from October until June and runs in four, 6-week sessions. Project SUCCESS is an inclusive service learning program that engages youth with and without disabilities in community service. Designed for middle and high school students, the curriculum provides tools for researching, planning, and executing service projects.

This unique program enables youth of all ability levels the opportunity to become vested in the community while cultivating relationships with their peers. Working in a supportive environment, they are empowered to become responsible, resourceful citizens.

By integrating students with diverse strengths, talents and learning styles, they all learn:

  • Social Skills

  • Effective Teamwork Skills

  • Compassion and Patience

  • Respect for Diversity

  • Employment Skills


Who is Eligible and How do I Join?

You are eligible to join Project SUCCESS

  • If you are a student in middle or high school in Fairfax County

  • 22 or younger and enrolled in a special education vocational program


Member Rules and Responsibilities

  • Members should expect to be ready to make new friends and have FUN!

  • Members are expected to stay with the group during program hours and follow all directions given to them by any staff at the center.

  • Members are expected to use appropriate language and behavior, use kind words, be sensitive to others feelings and to independently manage their own behavior. Aggressive behavior is not permitted at the center.

  • Members are expected to care for their own personal needs during program hours.

  • Members are expected to participate to the best of their ability in a staff to participant ratio of 1:10

  • There is a trial period for new members to ensure they meet program eligibility and that the program meets their needs and expectations


    • If you enjoyed the open house, feel the program will meet your needs and expectations, and you are interested in joining the first session, please call 703-324-5553, TTY 711 or e-mail Robyn.Mitchell@fairfaxcounty.gov for an application!

      Information Sheet

      For more information call Robyn Mitchell at 703-324-5553, TTY 711, or (e-mail) Robyn.Mitchell@fairfaxcounty.gov

      Site Locations and Meeting Times

      Reston Teen Center
      12196 Sunset Hills Road
      Reston, VA 20190
      Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

      South County Government Center - Hideaway Teen Center
      8350 Richmond Highway, 3rd Floor
      Alexandria, VA 22309
      Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

      Mott Community Center
      12111 Braddock Road
      Fairfax, VA 22030
      Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

      James Lee Community Center
      2855 Annandale Rd
      Falls Church, VA 22042
      Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

      Join us for teambuilding exercises, snacks, fun, good friends, and the opportunity to help build a better world. For more information, call Robyn Mitchell at 703-324-5553, TTY 711, or (e-mail) Robyn.Mitchell@fairfaxcounty.gov

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