Students in a Project Success performing arts program
The Project Success Institute provides young people with experiences that stretch, deepen, and hone their aspirations. We offer workshops and certificates in financial literacy, computer coding, wellness and performing arts so that students have a broader sense of the occupations and lifestyles available to them, both in the future and in their lives today. Opportunities for Minneapolis Public School students in grades 9-12 will take place during evenings and weekends. All levels of experience are welcome. For our certificates, you can join after the start date has passed — just ask!

Certificate Programs

Film Certificate

Mondays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Sept. 23 – Nov. 25
Work with local professionals to learn more about how to tell a story through film, from brainstorming through shooting through editing. No experience required.

Personal Finance Certificate

Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Sept. 24 – Nov. 26

Learn how to manage a personal budget, pay for college and housing and manage investments so you can reach your goals and dreams.

Personal Finance Certificate sponsored by US Bank.

Cooking Certificate

Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Sept. 25 – Dec. 11
(No class Oct. 16 or Nov. 27)

Become a better home cook in this class, which will explore moist and dry heat, seasoning, baking, cooking styles in multiple cultures, and seasonal meals. Great for beginners and more experienced cooks.

Intro to Coding Certificate

Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m.
Sept. 26 – Dec. 12
(No class Oct. 17 or Nov. 28)

Learn the basics of computer coding, including the beginning steps of CoffeeScript, JavaScript, and Python coding languages. Recommended for beginners, but all are welcome.


Register for any of these free opportunities by doing one of the following:

  • Option 1: Download our PDF application, print it, fill it out, and return it to your school’s College and Career Center or to Project Success.

Download Application

  • Option 2: Pick up a copy of our application from your school’s College and Career Center to fill out and return to the CCC or Project Success.
  • Option 3: Indicate your interest in our Institute by filling out the online request form:

Online Request Form


1 Groveland Terrace, 2nd floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403


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