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October 2016

Powering Possibilities 2016

Maya Nitzberg

Events

Together, we are changing trajectories!

 

On October 5th, over 300 executives, organizational leaders, volunteers and school partners joined us from in and around Boston for The Possible Project‘s 4th annual Powering Possibilities gala. The goal of the event was to enjoy an elegant night of fun and laughter, as we celebrate and support the accomplishments of our students and our launch into Boston. The gala was enormously successful. We are so pleased and grateful to share that we raised $425K, thanks to our sponsors and generous donors! What a night! Starting with a business showcase, where guests were given TPP bucks upon entry to invest in a student business of their choosing, our version of Shark Tank. Everyone was blown away by these six featured student businesses, who pitched with confidence and were visibly passionate while talking about their venture and plans to scale.

That was not the only time we heard from students. We heard from students at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School who were part of the pilot program in the Spring, we heard from Community Charter School of Cambridge alumna, Aicha Kaba who is now a Junior at UMass Boston and starting a new venture, FAAMA. To close the night, recent Prospect Hill Academy graduates, Alex Onuoha, Maggie Telusma and Niah Carvalho, stars of student business, Manetain performed to “Rise Up” by Andra Day.

October 5th was a celebration. The Possible Project officially announced its partnership with Madison Park and our launch into Boston. This week, we started programming with two groups of students and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Kevin McCaskill, Executive Director of Madison Park, was our Keynote Speaker and together with Becky Levin, painted a picture of hope and a road to success, as we unite to close the Opportunity Gap. More photos from the event here.

A big thank you to our sponsors and everyone who contributed.Without you, there would be no us. We appreciate your continuous partnership in helping more young people reach their full potential.

About The Possible Project

Based in Cambridge, Mass., The Possible Project (TPP) is a non-profit organization founded by Mark and Becky Levin in 2010. TPP teaches high school students with untapped potential how to create and run their own businesses while gaining important personal and professional skills. The Possible Project uses entrepreneurship as a vehicle to impart the characteristics and competencies that make enduring personal and professional success more likely for its students. During the course of the three-year program, students become proficient in leadership, resilience, professionalism, self-confidence, teamwork and a host of other vital skills. TPP is working to close the skills and opportunities gap facing its students by providing resources and support that make them more likely to finish high school, complete education and training beyond high school, and enter careers that will provide them with a living wage. For more information on TPP, please visit https://possibleproject.org/.

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