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.
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.
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.
-College admission advising
-ACT and SAT Preparation
-College application assistance
-Scholarship identification and application support
-Personal growth seminars
-Community service opportunities
-Dorm room necessities
-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)