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Annual Report

From the Director and the Board

"In hope, I live."

Adrienne Diercks, Founder & Executive Director
Darryle Owens, Board Chair

A line written on a piece of fabric, tied to a withered branch and handed to Thaisa in Shakespeare’s Pericles, says "In hope, I live." 

This resonated with Electra, a Project SUCCESS student who saw the Guthrie Theater’s production, because in her past experiences, hope was the one thing that got her through the dark times, and Project SUCCESS, she says, has been a ray of hope for her.

Electra is one of 12,000 students we served this year. Through our program we helped each of them think about who they are, what’s out there for them, and where they want to go in the world. This has been the work of Project SUCCESS for more than 22 years for over 100,000 young people, all who have had the power within to dream and create a future that is only theirs to realize. And at the core, that starts with hope.

Project SUCCESS helps students nurture that hope, and then build the skills and resilience to create their own positive future. Antonio, a Project SUCCESS alumnus, upon reflection of his time with Project SUCCESS said recently...

"Don’t let anything stop you. There may be obstacles, but you could get past those. All you have to do is just jump over it. Flip over it. Probably just ram through it. Just don’t ... let it get you!"

With the strength of our relationships, our partnerships, our curriculum, our incredible staff and volunteers, and our strong evaluation results, our dream is to go even bigger. We are laying the groundwork to deepen impact on students we already serve, and bring our program to even more students in the future, and your generous support provides the foundation to help us dream big.

Gratefully, Adrienne & Darryle

Please click on the links in the left menu for details from our report. You can also download the report by clicking the button below. 

Annual Report 2014-15