Annual Report

During the school year 2017-18, Project Success served 13,809 Minneapolis Public School students in 19 schools. Gifts to our Annual Fund helped to sustain our programs for students we currently serve, continuing the impact we have made over 25 years. Additional commitments to the Dreams to Futures Campaign made it possible to deepen and expand our programming for greater impact.


  • 4,000+ in-class goal-setting workshops led by 12 Project Success professional facilitators, connecting more than 13,000 students to their purpose each month
    Each Arts, Expeditions and Certificates experience includes Project Success curriculum objectives.

Each Arts, Expeditions and Certificates experience includes Project Success curriculum objectives.


  • 80+ evening and weekend professional theater performances for 6,200 students and their families, and 14 field trips to see professional theater for 3,000 students thanks to generous ticket donations by our 40+ theater partners
  • 3 full-scale musical performances by 250 middle school students at 3 schools for 4,000 audience members, including peers, family and community


  • 37 regional college tours for 660 students
  • 3 adventure day experiences for nearly 700 students and families focused on outdoor activities, environmental stewardship and ecosystems, and careers in the sciences*
  • 7-day wilderness experience in the BWCA for 150 middle school students National college tours to Boston, Harvard and Howard Universities for 90 English Learner and African American students*
  • 3 global expeditions to London, Mexico and Washington D.C. for 70 students*


New programs launched through the Project Success Institute enabled 90 students to earn certificates in and/or participate in Days of Learning in computer coding, financial literacy, health and wellness and performing arts*

*Program expansion funded by early commitments to the Dreams to Futures Campaign.


Project Success staff and volunteers provided 1,482 rides to students, removing barriers to access to increase attendance across all of our programs.

Please click on the links in the left menu for details from our report.