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
Partnerships with Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology and Cambridge College Creates New Opportunities for Students
Cambridge — The Possible Project recently entered into two new agreements that will allow students who complete work in the program to earn college credits.
The Possible Project was excited to host our partners at TripAdvisor at a recent Student Marketplace and to be featured as a part of their Trip Gives campaign. Many thanks for this great video featuring the student entrepreneurs working with our organization.
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…