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!
May 31st, 2016
The Possible Project awarded $100,000 Cambridge nonprofit receives major Cummings Foundation grant Cambridge, June 09, 2016 – The Possible Project is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Cambridge-based organization was chosen from a total of 479 applicants, during a competitive review process. The Possible Project utilizes…
April 27th, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Stop by The Possible Project (TPP) for our annual Spring Marketplace on Thursday, April 27 from 5:00-7:00pm. Our funky, innovative space in Central Square will feature 30 student-run businesses selling items ranging from home goods, beauty care products, accessories and clothing, electronics for sale (new & gently used), greeting cards & more! There will also be student businesses showcasing innovative…