During the first three levels at TPP, students are taken through The Possible Project’s core curriculum. This curriculum coincides with the development of the students’ own ventures, allowing for immediate practical application of learned concepts.
Each student at The Possible Project imagines, creates, and launches his or her own entrepreneurial venture. We support students as they learn that what interests them can become a business. Students are encouraged to work in teams to foster a collaborative spirit and draw on the strengths each student can bring to a project.
During Levels One, Two, and Three, students first create and then continuously refine a business plan, drawing from lessons learned as the curriculum progresses. At the close of each of the first three levels, student ventures go before a Pitch Panel comprised of local business owners and entrepreneurs to present on their businesses, earning investment funds and garnering useful feedback. Most student ventures begin operations by the end of Level One.
During Levels Four through Six, students work with business advisors who provide additional growth opportunities through individual consultation. Students in upper levels may go before a special panel for more substantial investment funding.
All parts of the curriculum incorporate TPP’s Core Values and are designed to facilitate the development of business skills, including business concept development, marketing, public speaking, ethics, and customer service. Additionally, our curriculum facilitates the development of social-emotional competencies that are the foundation of future success.
All lessons are taught by full-time staff members who have strong backgrounds in education, youth development, and, most importantly, entrepreneurship. Teachers pull examples from their own experiences, providing students with real-life business scenarios to debate and discuss.