7th Annual Dreams to Action Breakfast: Connecting Students to their Purpose

April 26, 2019

Adrienne Diercks with speakers Angelica Baldwin and board chair Jody Rodrigues at this year’s Dreams to Action Breakfast.

On April 25, at our 7th annual Dreams to Action Breakfast (#DTA19), we celebrated 25 years of connecting students to their purpose.

Our speakers, alumna Angelica Baldwin and Board Chair Jody Rodrigues, shared personal stories about the impact Project Success has had on their lives individually – and the reasons their own experiences have motivated them to propel the Project Success mission forward.

“I had the dream inside of me and Project Success gave me a place to begin,” said Angelica. “They provided a safe space for self-actualization for which I’ll always, always, always be indebted to them.”

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“This is a special year for us. This year, Project Success turned 25 years old,” said Executive Director Adrienne Diercks. “As it has been since the beginning, Project Success is about love, relationships and dreams. None of our big dreams would be possible without you, the love you have for our students and the relationships and partnerships we’ve built together over time.”

“Project Success is ALWAYS dreaming, always investing in our kids,” said Jody, “and it’s because there is no investment that can match a child. There is no higher rate of return.”

Contributions made at the breakfast help us to motivate and inspire more than 14,000 students to dream about the future, help them take steps to get there and give them the tools they need to set and achieve their goals. Project Success works: 90% of high school students report that Project Success helps them create a plan for graduation, and 90% of teachers report that Project Success helps students to be better problem solvers, be more self-aware of their strengths, be more motivated to succeed in school, and set goals for the future.

Jody Rodrigues speaking at the 7th annual Dreams to Action Breakfast.

We are excited to share that, with our generous leadership match, together we raised $425,000 for students. We are grateful for our 2019 leadership match donors:

  • Carlson Family Foundation
  • Bridgewater Bank
  • General Mills

THANK YOU to all who attended this year’s breakfast for being a special part of our 25th year working with students and their families. We look forward to another incredible year of growth supporting students to ignite success from within.