WHO WE ARE
We envision the day when every young person has access to high-quality, out-of-school learning experiences that give them the skills, confidence, and mindset to advocate for their own success.
To achieve its Vision, DiscoverU helps youth successfully apply and gain admission to and complete high-quality, out-of-school learning experiences and advocates for the inclusion of experiential learning in the policies and practices of educational systems.
OUR CORE VALUES
We believe that all youth, regardless of background, can benefit from high-quality, out-of-school learning experiences, and that all youth deserve the chance to expand their worldview and develop the capabilities and attitudes necessary for success.
We believe that DiscoverU best achieves its outcomes through meaningful, personal relationships with students and FLO providers. At DiscoverU, we believe that high-quality communications technologies can enhance these relationships.
We believe that staying focused on our Mission, committing to continuous quality improvement based on meaningful data, and engaging and supporting expert talent are key to organizational success.
We believe that forging authentic, transparent, and mutually-beneficial partnerships is the most effective way to achieve our Vision and Mission.
DiscoverU creates value in five distinctive ways.
A BREAKTHROUGH MODEL
DiscoverU delivers a system for identifying and vetting high-quality, out-of-school learning experiences, matching youth with the most promising opportunities, and supporting youth step-by-step: from initial awareness, through program access, to successful completion.
DiscoverU manages the costs associated with high-quality, out-of-school learning experiences using creative financial solutions. These include fostering the ability of youth to raise and save funds and to pay a portion of an opportunity’s participation costs directly, soliciting grants and donations to support DiscoverU, and negotiating scholarships with providers.
DiscoverU builds strong and trustful relationships with youth, their families, schools, communities, and the partner organizations that provide learning opportunities.
PIONEERING INFO SYSTEMS
DiscoverU supports youth, their families, and school partners with technologies offering ease of access and essential information.
DiscoverU attracts, develops, and retains a talented and committed staff.