Dreams to Futures Campaign

Help us reach our goal:

A Bold Vision

Expand in Minneapolis to serve all students
in grades 6-12


Launch new programs through the Project Success Institute

Test and build innovative partnerships for wider impact

The Need is Great

Our Students Need Us:
Achievement Gap

Our Schools Need Us:
Limited Resources

Our Economy Needs Us:
Workforce Shortage

25 Years of Success

Visit our Results page to see comprehensive results and data about Project Success and our work.


90% of students report that Project Success helps them set goals and create a plan for after graduation.

96% of teachers report that Project Success helps students set goals for the future.

50+% of all alumni said that Project Success “has had an impact on what I have been doing since high school graduation.”

Project Success Works

“I started Project Success 25 years ago to help young people dream big about their futures and take tangible steps to get there. Years of research have validated our results. Now, it’s time to take our successful program to the next level through the Dreams to Futures Campaign.”
Adrienne Diercks, Founder and Executive Director

“We are lucky in Minnesota to have Project Success for the past 25 years to make such an awesome difference for our kids. School districts across the country would love to have this program. It would be great to expand it into every single school to help students prepare for today and tomorrow’s workforce.”
Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota Commissioner of Education, 2010-18

“Project Success works. We see statistically significant positive gains in on-time graduation rates, attendance and, most importantly, grade point average, which is the greatest predictor of future success.”
Eric Moore, Chief of Academics and Accountability, Research and Equity, Minneapolis Public Schools