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Minnesota Vikings –
In this article, explore the Project Success Washington D.C. Global Experience trip for 15 MPS high school students in partnership with the Minnesota Vikings. Learn more about the trip that centered on identity, legacy, and students’ post-secondary goals.
Minnesota Vikings –
In this video, explore the Project Success Washington D.C. Global Experience trip for 15 MPS high school students in partnership with the Minnesota Vikings. Learn more about the trip that centered on identity, legacy, and students’ post-secondary goals.
Minnesota Vikings –
Minnesota Vikings’ General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah hosted an engaging panel on mental health for Mental Health Awareness Month, including students from Project Success and the Boys & Girls Club. Multiple Vikings players and staff discussed the lessons and advice from their own stories about the importance of self-awareness, seeking support, and normalizing conversations around emotions.
Passion Collective –
January 2, 2023
A conversation with founder Adrienne Diercks looking back to the beginning of Project Success and how it has grown and continued to impact the lives of students over the last 29 years.
Insight News – August 04, 2022
An analysis of the McFarlane interview with Adrienne Diercks and Laura Garcia related to how Project Success helps students reach their dreams and the importance of supporting young people.
Al McFarlane – July 27, 2022
Al McFarlane interviewed Adrienne Diercks and Laura Garcia on how Project Success helps students reach their dreams by promoting community building to help shape their lives.
Minnesota Vikings – July 26, 2022
In partnership with the Minnesota Vikings, Project Success took high school students to Washington D.C.! The unique field trip in the nation’s capital provided an opportunity for youth to explore themes of identity, culture, community and equity as part of Project Success’ proven curriculum.
Kare11- February 14, 2022
A look back on how a $100,000 Legacy grant from the 2018 Super Bowl has impacted the Project Success Institute. Since its launch, long-term partnerships have been curated, and 600 students have earned 1,000 certificates.
Vikings- January 11, 2022
In partnership with the Minnesota Vikings’ and their team-up initiative, Project Success hosted a virtual global experiences event for the second year in a row for 30+ students from MPS high schools. During this year’s virtual experience the Minnesota Vikings gave a generous donation as well as dozens of scholarships to attending students.
MPR- January 06, 2022
Within Angela Davis’ News Hour article and program for ‘What’s on the Menu for 2022,’ Project Success Institute Program Manager, James Rone, was featured discussing the Cooking Certificate program where we serve hundreds of students.
NPR- January 06, 2022
NPR featured the local MPR Angela Davis News Hour program ‘What’s on the Menu for 2022’ that featured PS Institute Program Manager, James Rone, discussing our work in the Cooking Certificate with hundreds of students.
Star Tribune- January 01, 2022
Project Success’ Institute’s cooking course was featured alongside Institute Program Manager James Rone, Director of Schools & Curriculum Laura Garcia, and PS Institute students Chamsiyatou Iniwe and Oliver Czel.
Vikings- March 25, 2021
The Minnesota Vikings have been proud partners with Project Success over the past few years. On March 25, the Minnesota Vikings celebrated and connected with Project Success seniors with the goal to guide students toward a successful future.
Vikings- March 26, 2021
More than 50 Minneapolis Public Schools high school seniors in the Project Success program recently joined a virtual discussion with current Vikings Eric Kendricks and D.J. Wonnum, former fullback Tony Richardson and Owner/President Mark Wilf.
Vikings- November 24, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings have generously awarded scholarships to our Project Success students and attended a virtual event along with students and PS staff to “visit” the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).
Twins – November 18, 2020
The Minnesota Twins is pursuing an initiative of investing and partnering with youth-based organizations, such as Project Success, to ensure social, educational, and opportunity equity.
FOX9 News – November 17, 2020
FOX9 News covered a virtual event hosted by Project Success and the Vikings for students’ whose PS global experiences were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Star Tribune – April 23, 2020
This article mentions the Project Success cooking certificate and how we’re continuing to engage with our students during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Star Tribune – March 20, 2020
This article mentions the Project Success cooking certificate and its adaptation into an online course during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Education Week – November 14, 2019
Adrienne Diercks is quoted in this article that pairs our Project Success Harris Poll with an AP Poll on what youth need for future planning and career success. Our results highlight the importance of soft skills and job preparation training for career success with nearly 80% of respondents saying soft skills and job preparation are absolutely essential or very important for career success.
MPR News – A Beautiful World – August 26, 2019
A Beautiful World on MPR News featured the Project Success story and the voices of alumna Shaadia Munye and executive director Adrienne Diercks. The show, hosted by Heather McElhatton, highlights positive stories from around the globe.
FOX 9 – June 26, 2019
Project Success Executive Director Adrienne and PS student Tiana joined Vikings safety Anthony Harris yesterday on The Jason Show! They discussed the mission of Project Success and our recent trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture with the Minnesota Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings – June 2019
For four years, Project Success has led global expeditions to Washington D.C. These experiences immerse students in history and culture, while also encouraging them to explore a wide variety of paths for their futures. In April 2019, we partnered with the Minnesota Vikings for an unforgettable visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Click through to read the blog post, see photos and watch a video from this trip!
Star Tribune – July 15, 2019
In April 2019, Project Success celebrated 25 years of connecting students to their purpose at the seventh annual Dreams to Action breakfast at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. More than 550 people attended the event, which opened with Marcy Open School students singing a number from the musical Dear Edwina. Click through to see the photos.