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.

Certificate Programs

Financial Literacy Certificate

Tuesdays 6 – 8pm
April 23 – July 2, 2019
Students will learn how to make a budget, how to save their money, and how to plan for their financial futures, and will explore principles of entrepreneurship.

Wellness Certificate

Wednesdays 6 – 8pm
April 24 – July 3, 2019

Students will learn how to use common kitchen tools, visit local grocery stores to learn to shop on a budget, and prepare delicious, affordable and nutritious meals.

Coding Certificate

Thursdays 6 – 8pm
April 25 – July 11, 2019
(No class on July 4)

Students will learn the basics of computer coding in order to build websites, apps and games.

“Days Of…” and Week-Long Intensive

Day of Film

11am – 3pm
Monday, July 22
Learn about the basics of filmmaking from shooting to editing, and explore careers in the field.

Day of Exercise

11am – 3pm
Wednesday, July 24
Spend the day learning about careers in the exercise field and training with a professional coach using exercises that require minimal equipment.

Day of Backstage

11am – 3pm
Monday, August 12
Learn about careers in performance tech: from lighting to sound to set painting and beyond, and practice your design skills with professionals in the field.

Week-Long Comedy Intensive

10am – Noon, daily
Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
Comedy is about finding your voice and figuring out what’s funny about your perspective on the world. Spend a week with professionals in improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy and begin your comedy journey.


Register for any of these free opportunities by contacting James Rone. For our certificates, you can join after the start date has passed — just ask! Email James:

or call 612-876-3932


The Project Success Institute is located at:

1 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN 55403