Annual Report

During the school year 2018-19, Project Success served 14,000 Minneapolis Public School students in 19 schools. Gifts to our Annual Fund helped to sustain our current programs, and commitments over and above annual support to the Dreams to Futures Program Expansion Campaign* made it possible to deepen and expand our program for more students. Activities included:


Our professional facilitators incorporate our curriculum objectives into each PS experience in and outside the classroom.

  • 4,200 monthly in-class goal-setting workshops connecting 13,209 students to their purpose.


Experiencing theater and the arts are powerful ways to inspire self-expression, confidence, connection and discussion.

  • 97 different evening and weekend professional theater performances for 10,000 unique students and family members, thanks to generous ticket donations by our 40+ theater partners.

  • Three middle school student musicals by 220 students at 3 schools.


Project Success expeditions inspire growth and discovery, expand worldviews and open doors to possibility.

  • 47 regional college tours for 522 students
  • 3 adventure day experiences for nearly 520 students and families focused on outdoor activities, environmental stewardship and ecosystems, and careers in the sciences*
  • 7-day wilderness experience in the BWCA for 136 middle school students
  • 8 middle school students explored themes of strength, identity, and independence in Mexico


The Project Success Institute fully launched in September 2018, providing students with a deeper dive into skills that will take them through the rest of their lives. Our first full year of programming saw certificates offered in:

  • Coding
  • Personal Finance
  • Wellness/Cooking
  • Performing Arts

200 students earned certificates in one or more of the four programs at the Institute.


Project Success staff and volunteers provided 1,800 rides to students, increasing access to attendance across all of our programs.


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