School Partnerships

Since 1994, Project Success has developed strong and enduring partnerships with schools, founded on high integrity, strong programming, and a proven curriculum. Project Success currently partners with all Minneapolis Public Schools middle schools and high schools to work with every 6th-12th grade student in the district. Minneapolis Public Schools see Project Success as a primary partner in providing activities that help students gain critical skills for success in school and life.

What makes our partnerships unique:

We create long term connections with each child

We develop unique relationships with students in and out of the classroom for as many as seven years, providing trusted adults who know their dreams and goals, who see how they change over the years, and who can build upon the students’ previous years’ experiences.

We are radically inclusive

We are the only program with access to every English classroom every month for each student. We work with each student and their families. We do not use a set of criteria to select a group of students – no one falls through the cracks, and all students benefit as a whole community.

We commit to helping each child find their own dream and make it a reality

We focus on each individual student’s short term and long term aspirations including but not exclusive to the possibility of college. Our passion is seeing kids’ dreams become reality – and we believe the possibilities are endless. We don’t tell them what they should do; we provide them with the inspiration and practical tools to figure it out for themselves.

We integrate all of our program components to serve the whole child over time – providing students with tools, class-time and space for self-reflection and goal-setting; offering theater experiences that inspire and connect; and designing special opportunities for students’ personal growth and goal achievement. Each component uniquely complements a student’s academic career and promotes their future success.


We are thankful to each school for their support and look forward to long-lasting partnerships that allow us to positively reach students.