The Possible Project is a youth entrepreneurship center that teaches students with untapped potential how to start and run their own businesses. In the process, students acquire a host of personal and professional skills that propel them to long-term success in life.
Through a combination of curriculum, support, and STEAM projects, students are empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school—including resiliency, hope and self-confidence.
The Possible Project works. Our students tell us what TPP means to them. And it’s more than just testimonials. Data shows that our program puts students on the road to brighter futures.
Here are some measures of our success.
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. h.
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