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Highline College - Student Union
Cedar Hall at Green River College


Discovery Academy is a youth development program providing quality educational opportunities that highlight the strengths of Green River College and their partner in community education, Highline College. This program focuses on utilizing individual strengths while leveraging combined resources, outreach potential, and advertising dollars to serve the widest net of our South Sound Community. The Discovery Academy has the potential to engage future students at an early and pivotal time in educational development, and build a relationship with both individuals, and their communities on the cusp of post-secondary education. Work is done through an integrated and collaborative approach with other community educators, community partners, faculty and administrative departments. At the core of what we do, and hope to grow, is future access and education as it’s core focus.

Vision & Goals

Providing quality educational experiences to pre-college students with the goal of combatting COVID and summer learning loss, and introducing young people to the college landscape. This program has a focused approach on fun project- based learning experiences, and engaging curriculum, designed by faculty and community partners that are experts in their field.


Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a chance to gain valuable experience and make a positive impact in your community? Look no further! We're excited to offer an unparalleled volunteer opportunity for juniors and seniors, where you'll have the chance to hone your skills, build new ones, and make a difference in the lives of young people.

As part of our team, you'll receive high-quality training and mentorship in a variety of areas including group management, camp procedures and rules, professional communication and conflict resolution, first aid, and leadership. You'll also have the opportunity to lead hands-on activities for groups of kids ages 8-14 and take part in other camp related functions. But the benefits of this experience don't stop there!

When you complete your volunteer commitment, you'll walk away with:

  • CPR/First Aid Certification

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Green River Continuing Education Leadership & Communication Skills Certificate

  • Hiring Preference at 18 years of age for Camp Counselor positions, and early notification on future youth worker trainings.

This is an incredible opportunity for teens with an interest in youth work, recreation, leadership, and those considering careers or education in related fields. You'll have the chance to explore different careers, gain mentorship, and build a wealth of experience that you can apply to your future endeavors.

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been looking for, we'd love to hear from you!

Space is limited. To apply, send a letter of interest, which should include any applicable experience, career interests, and your reason for applying, to by June 19th of the calendar year. Letters of reference are encouraged but not required.


Don't miss out on this chance to make a difference and gain valuable experience. 

Apply today!

Come work with us!

Join us in inspiring young minds this summer! Become a Camp Counselor or Counselor In Training (CIT) and create unforgettable memories while nurturing the young minds of our community. Apply now and embark on a journey of growth, fun, and meaningful impact.

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