The Possible Project is an afterschool program that uses entrepreneurship as a framework to close the skills and opportunities gap facing young people with untapped potential.
We guide students through a dynamic curriculum, including hands-on work experience and individualized career planning, to develop the personal qualities that predict future professional success.
In short, we believe anything is possible!
We help our students develop the personal and professional skills necessary for lifelong success.
We provide the space, resources, and support students need to succeed in high school—and beyond.
The Possible Project changes lives. Read what our students have to say.
Despite the challenges many of our students face, 98 percent of 2016 graduates have been accepted to college and matriculated. TPP’s classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016 achieved nearly 100 percent high school graduation rates.
There are currently 200 student ventures operating at The Possible Project. Examples of student ventures include production and sales of natural hair products, clothing, hand-made candles, and loose-leaf tea.
We currently serve 305 students at our site in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2016, we began serving 47 students at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in the Dudley/Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.
Eighty percent of our students complete each of the six 12-week trimesters, or levels, of our program over the course of 10th, 11th and 12th grades. Students must attend/complete 75 percent of each session—the equivalent of 60 hours—in order to progress to the next level.
We administer the Holistic Student Assessment (HSA) to students at the end of their third trimester in the program to examine their growth in 21st century skills. The HSA measures 14 student social/emotional skills and attitudes including empathy, emotional control, optimism, and more. In our most recent administration of the HSA, students reported statistically significant improvement on 11 of the 14 constructs, with no significant change on the others. On most of the constructs, over 80 percent of students reported growth
We currently serve students from all three Cambridge and two Boston public high schools: *Community Charter School of Cambridge *Cambridge Rindge and Latin *Prospect Hill Academy *City on a Hill Dudley Square *Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
We teach our students that anything is possible. But our program wouldn’t be possible without the support of volunteers and partners from the business community and beyond. Learn how you can help close the opportunity gap and create a brighter future for our students.
Sole Survivor is an online shoe consignment shop. The mission of Sole Survivor is to provide customers the freshest kicks for an affordable price that is guaranteed to be lower than retail price. Mitchell buys old and new shoes from people at his school and online for a low price and resells for profit. Much of the time this requires him to fix up old shoes before he sells but it's all a part of the process! Mitchell started in Fall 2014 and initially created a homemade sneaker cleaner but has since focused the business to specialize in sneaker resale. Since 2014 he has grossed between $20-25k. This past term he grossed $5.5-6k. His goal this year is to expand his business in order to take it to the next level and save up for college expenses. He is putting 100% of his profits into a college fund!
December 7th, 2017
Grants to 19 organizations support education, economic sustainability and anti-poverty programs throughout Greater Boston CAMBRIDGE, Mass., December 6 – Life Science Cares, a breakthrough group of life science leaders and companies who aggregate human and financial resources and deploy them against poverty, today announced donations of more than $300,000 to 19 social service organizations devoted to the health, education and…
Make plans to meet the students of The Possible Project, hear their stories and see (and buy!) the products and services they’ve been developing. Marketplaces are an engaging opportunity to connect with other professionals in the area and provide valuable and needed insight and feedback to students as mentors and customers. Mark your calendar, grab a friend, have some refreshments,…