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
April 1, 2020
It’s where you can learn valuable life skills,
It showed me the steps to take in owning your own biz,
It showed me how to work with computers
It’s where I learned how to do diagnostic,
how to do specs.
test monitor screens
and remove hard-drives
“WE take in e-waste, of all shapes and sizes
It’s where WE clean ‘em up, post ‘em online,
so others can utilize ‘em.”
It’s where monitors are laptops,
But laptops are not monitors,
And the 1,000 laptop challenge is valid,
There is no need to monitor.
It’s where there is always laughter when we’re together.
It’s where the staff has been very good to us,
And have been kind in every way.
It’s been a great journey, that’s true.
Thanks Poss, for all you do!
– Shantel, Alyaa, Carl, Thaima, Florecie, Philip, Albert
Students from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
Students reflect on their work with The Possible Project and share stories about their experience. Hear them discuss what they learned, what skills they developed, and what relationships they formed.
January 31st, 2020
The Possible Project is incredibly grateful to all who volunteer to support students on an annual basis. There are multiple ways to get involved and we hope you’ll consider signing up to work with students this year. Eddie Tepper started volunteering with The Possible Project after graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in Entrepreneurship in 2014. He learned of…
Topic: Connecting Local High School Students to Local Job Opportunities Let’s talk about schools, businesses, and community organizations coming together to connect students to amazing opportunities in the 21st century economy. Event date and location to be determined. 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking, activities, and snacks 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Program and panel discussion (developing) Register Now