June 2021 Online Auction

Join us for our online silent auction June 4th-20th! Bid on wonderful items & support Education! The Great Escape Auction website will be live June 4th, 2021 at 9:00 am. Click below for more info!

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Who We Are

We believe that education changes lives. We also believe that a college education is crucial to breaking the cycle of economic disadvantage so many of our students grow up in.
See the impact that Project Potential has on students.

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Become a College Coach

We are currently mentors to serve as college coaches to our students in the Class of 2018! If you are interested in volunteering, contact Donna Samuels at desamuels@yahoo.com or (336) 601-1997.

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Join us for our online silent auction

June 4th-20th!

Bid on wonderful items & support Education!
The Great Escape Auction website will be live
June 4th, 2021 at 9:00 am.
Here is a link to the Action Website:
www.biddingowl.com/ProjectPotential


Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 Pandemic,
this year’s Dancing (and More!) with the Potential
Stars had to be cancelled.
Instead, we will host an online fundraising auction
in May 2021.
Please mark your calendars for this fabulous event
that will feature, vacation destinations, food
delivery, lawn service and many other items that
are sure to help you relax and lift some of the
burdens of daily life.


Our Goal

At Project Potential, we believe that education changes lives. We also believe that a college education is crucial to breaking the cycle of economic disadvantage so many of our students grow up in.

Our History

Project Potential was founded in 1994 by local businessman Tim Timberlake and former superintendent Jim Simeon. Their purpose for starting this program was to encourage more students in our community to enroll in a college or university after graduating from high school. As a result of their vision and commitment, Project Potential raised the funds needed to offer partial scholarships to 13 students in 1996.

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Enhanced Focus

Since its inception, the focus of Project Potential has expanded to meet the needs of a growing number of economically disadvantaged students in the Lexington City School System. With the addition of services that provide comprehensive support throughout high school, we are now able to identify and successfully address many of the obstacles our students face in the college application and enrollment process.

Our Services

-College coaching/mentoring

-College admission advising

-ACT and SAT Preparation

-College application assistance

-College tours

-FAFSA support

-Scholarship identification and application support

-Personal growth seminars

-Community service opportunities

-Dorm room necessities

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Metrics

-Over 500 students have received scholarships to attend more than 70 different colleges and universities

-99% of Project Potential Students have been accepted to a college or university.

We Need You!!!

-Become a college coach/mentor

-Participate in fundraising

 -Scholarship and general support

-Dorm room donations (new comforters, extra long sheets, and towels)

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