Teach a Class

Mary and Frances Youth Center is currently accepting class proposals for Discovery through February 22, 2017.

Share your passion with youth this summer, and teach a Discovery class! Whether it is archaeology, fashion, dance, video games or even veterinary medicine - you have the opportunity to spark the interest of youth for their future careers. Join us for a fun summer surrounded by diverse youth across the Richmond region eager to dream, explore and investigate.

Faculty, graduate students, K-12 teachers and members of the broader community are all welcome and encouraged to join the Discovery team.

Each class accepts no more than 16 rising 6th to 8th graders in an effort to introduce them to potential future career options. Each class lasts one week and can be taught during the morning, afternoon or for a full day.

There is an opportunity for instructors to repeat their classes for multiple weeks of the four-week summer program.

Benefits of Teaching a Class

  • Introduce youth to a future career in your department.

  • Give your graduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to practice teaching through real world experience.

  • Turn your summer course into a service-learning opportunity.
  • Share your passion with youth.

  • Connect your department to the community.

Submit a Proposal

To submit your proposal, complete the 2017 Discovery Proposal Form.

For more details, download the 2017 Discovery RFP Memo (PDF)

Previous Discovery Programs

For more information on the Discovery philosophy and details about last year's program, download the 2016 Discovery Facts-at-a-Glance (PDF).

Download the 2016 Discovery Flyer (PDF)

Download the 2016 Discovery Class Descriptions (PDF)

More Information

For more information, e-mail discovery@vcu.edu or call (804) 827-3402.