Since 1994, Project Success (PS) has been connecting students to their purpose through a proven methodology of experiential learning called DIG (Dream. Ignite. Grow.)
OUR MISSION: Project Success motivates and inspires each student in every school we serve to dream about their futures, help them create a plan to get there, and give them the tools and support they need to achieve their goals. We invest deeply in youth because we believe the key to success exists within each individual when empowered to unlock it.
OUR HOW: Our DIG methodology inspires meaningful engagement from students that increases academic performance and sets the stage for their future. Over the course of seven years — beginning in grade 6 and continuing through grade 12 — we engage students through four program components: Workshops, Arts, Expeditions, and Institute.
OUR LEGACY: Founded in 1994, working with 200 students at North High School in Minneapolis, Project Success has grown to serve more than 15,000 Minneapolis students annually in all Minneapolis public middle and high schools.
Project Success has served 225,000+ students and counting: alumni who have a deeper understanding of themselves and an authentically personal vision of their future.
Our DIG [Dream. Ignite. Grow.] curriculum is fulfilled through:
In-class activities guide cumulative development, gaining tools, purpose, and confidence. Each month, a Project Success facilitator guides experiential programming using our proven curriculum that complements students’ academic work.
Theater experiences create a springboard for discussion, inviting risk-taking and possibility. Observing live theater performances and participating in a staged productions give students a window into the performing arts, from front of stage to behind the scenes.
Adventures expose diverse opportunities to colleges, career sites, nature settings, and global cities. Supervised trips (locally to globally) are purposefully planned based on students’ interests, availability, and need.
Certificates and programs build critical life and career skills that enrich one’s independence. Participating in out-of-school courses and events led by diverse and experienced content experts satisfy students’ interests and provides relevant skills for the future.
Project Success complements the work of teachers and counselors by enriching the core curriculum and creating long-term relationships with students over seven years.
All program components are designed and proven to help students gain confidence and resilience in creative thinking, decision-making, goal setting, and resourcefulness while developing the skills and generating the support to plan their futures.
Hear directly from our community, including our middle and high school students, alumni, community partners, education leaders, and more, by watching our Dreams to Action video: