Project Success Information 2012 - 2013


Social Event Week starts October 22nd

First Session starts November 5th-8th 

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Social Event/Open House:

Join us October 22nd (Reston), October 23rd (South County), October 24th (Mott) and October 25th (James Lee) for Project SUCCESS’ open house/social event week. All social events will be held from 4:30 - 6 p.m. We will be hosting a social event for all members and interested members to come to the teen center, fill out a teen center registration and get to meet the staff and teens! After our social event week, we will have a one week break and then start our first session!

Session 1 (First Session):

Session 1 begins Monday-Thursday, November 5th-8th. We will meet for 6 weeks on your designated site’s day (please refer to page 2 for your designated site’s day) and the first session’s last meeting will be December 10th-13th. After a two week break, we will begin our second session on January 7th-10th.

Session 2:

Session 2 dates are Monday-Thursday, January 7th -10th – February 11th-14th

Session 3:

Session 3 dates are Monday-Thursday, March 4th-7th – April 8th-11th

Session 4 (Last Session):

Session 4 dates are Monday-Thursday, May 6th-9th- June 10th-13th

Meeting Time:

Project SUCCESS meeting time is 1.5 hours and will run from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at all designated sites.

Background:

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 planning and executing service projects.

By integrating students with diverse strengths, talents, and learning styles, everyone learns:

  • Social Skills • Effective Teamwork Skills • Compassion and Patience • Respect for Diversity • Employment Skills

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.

Membership Eligibility:

Project SUCCESS members must be a student in either middle or high school in Fairfax County, or 22 or younger and enrolled in a special education vocational program. Additionally, members of Project SUCCESS must be residents of Fairfax County, Fairfax City, or Falls Church City. In keeping with the purpose and goals of Project SUCCESS, members must agree to the following:

  • Participate in weekly meetings when possible
  • Service hour credit will be given for projects

Problems that may restrict entry or limit participation:

  • Member is unable to care for personal needs
  • Member is unable to maintain self-control (violent, abusive, or aggressive behavior)
  • Member demonstrates behaviors that are at risk to the safety or health of self or others
  • Member is unable to interact with peers and community in socially appropriate manner
  • Member does not fulfill duties and responsibilities of the program as assigned
  • Member is unable to complete projects/activities in a staff to participant ratio of no less than 1:15
  • Member does not show up for or call to cancel their reservations for a reserved activity

Registration:

Please return your completed registration forms to:

Robyn Mitchell

Therapeutic Recreation Services

12011 Government Center Parkway 10th Floor

Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1115

 

Please call Inclusion Program Coordinator, Robyn Mitchell at 703-324-5553, TTY 711 or e-mail at Robyn.Mitchell@fairfaxcounty.gov for additional information or if you have any questions, comments of concerns.

Locations and Meeting Times:

Your meeting location is based on your base school/home location

Reston Teen Center-12196 Sunset Hills Drive, Reston, VA 20191

Monday Afternoons 4 - 5:30 p.m.

South County Government Center-8350 Richmond Highway, 3rd Floor, Alexandria, VA 22309

Tuesday Afternoons 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Mott Community Center-12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Wednesday Afternoons 4 - 5:30 p.m.

James Lee Community Center - 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Thursday Afternoons 4 - 5:30 p.m


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