What is Project Success?
Project Success, or EDUC 205 & 470: Life and Career Planning is a one-credit academic course for seniors and sophomores that focuses on personal development, community service, career development, and citizenship. The course prepares students to excel both in their time at Longwood and in a competitive employment market.
Sophomore participants will gain a range of attitudes and skills essential for learning: self-discipline, confidence, perseverance, responsibility, integrity and hard work. They will work with a Senior Mentor to set challenging goals that will help them become more competent, concerned and complete human beings who have workable plans for academic and social success. Both seniors and sophomores will participate in an interactive curriculum designed to promote self-discovery. Senior members serve as mentors - as role models challenging and supporting sophomore participants to engage in learning activities that promote academic success, involvement, and social responsibility.
In addition, each Senior Mentor will lead a group of sophomores in collaborating on a significant community service project of their own design.
What students are saying about Project Success:
- "I learned the deeper meaning of community service and why it is important. I feel empowered and ready [to be] a citizen leader after Project Success!"
- "I learned there is not one type of leader. In fact, there are multiple styles of leadership all of which have their own unique qualities."
- "Of all the things we covered in Project Success, I have to say that I learned to trust in myself and my abilities rather than simply relying on the strengths of others. I learned that I have a voice and should use it much more often. I should never feel as if my opinion doesn't matter because it can have a great impact and make a huge difference."