PS Institute

At the PS Institute, we encourage you to explore new experiences, life skills, and career paths through a variety of certificate programs. Browse the descriptions below, then use the link to register for any (or all!) opportunities that interest you. All programming is FREE, includes free transportation, and snacks! Come join a community of students from across the Twin Cities at the PS Institute.

All programs take place at the Project Success Institute:

Once registration for the semester is live, you can register at any time, even after the course you’re interested in has started. See below for specific course opportunities.

Questions? Contact Institute Program Manager Emily Vang at emilyv@projectsuccess.org.

Winter 2023 Institute Certificates

Bike Tech Lab Certificate (in partnership with Quality Bicycle Products’ Break the Cycle program)
for High School students

Winter trimester dates: Mondays, January 23rd – March 6th (no class Feb. 20)
4:30pm-6:30pm

During each two-hour Bicycle Tech Lab, students will learn to maintain their bicycles from a Bike Professor trained by Quality Bicycle Products’ Break the Cycle program. Students who attend all six sessions will be eligible to apply for the Quality Bicycle Products Mechanics Scholarship and will receive free professional training that will provide opportunities to join the cycling industry. Learn More

Money Management Certificate
for High School students

Winter trimester dates: Tuesdays, January 24th – March 28th (no class Feb. 21)
4:30pm-6:30pm

Learn how to manage a personal budget and take a critical look at how financial institutions affect our lives so you can reach your goals and dreams. Learn More

 

Cooking Certificate
for High School students

Winter trimester dates: Wednesdays, January 25th – March 29th
4:30pm-6:30pm 

Become a better home cook in this class, which will explore moist and dry heat, seasoning, and explore the roots of cooking styles across the world. Great for beginners and more experienced cooks. Learn More

Coding Certificate
for High School students

Winter trimester dates: Thursdays, January 26th – March 30th
4:30pm-6:30pm

Work with professional programmers to learn the basics of computer coding, including the beginning steps of CoffeeScript, JavaScript, and Python coding languages. Recommended for beginners, but all are welcome. Learn More

*NEW* Girls With Impact hosted by the Project Success Institute
for female identifying High School students

Winter trimester dates: Tuesdays, January 24th – March 28th
7:00pm-8:00pm
Classes will be held online

Throughout the course, you will create a business or non-profit, a vision and mission for your idea, and a powerful pitch presentation. Whether you already have a business idea or will use the class for inspiration, this course will guide you through making your idea a reality. You will also earn a Personal Laptop upon completion of the course! Learn More