Basic Organization Information
PROJECT SUCCESS-STUDENTS UNDERTAKING CREATIVE CONTROL
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O Youth Development
O50 Youth Development Programs
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A25 Arts Education/Schools
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A20 Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose
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Project SUCCESS is a youth-development organization that works with students over a seven-year period, from middle school through high school, to help them develop life-skills that can transform their lives. Through our goal-setting workshops, theater experiences, and special programming/services, students learn to make informed choices and plan for meaningful futures. Project SUCCESS wants students to prepare to face their futures with enriched imaginations, increased confidence, positive outlooks, clearly defined goals, and well-planned strategies for success.
Ms. Adrienne Diercks
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
Project SUCCESS’ philosophy underlies these key components: to provide a non-judgmental, supportive forum where students can speak out and be heard, and where they learn to assess and find support for their goals. It is this direct support of students that allows Project SUCCESS to teach life-long skills of goal setting and achievement that will assist students in their academic performance and long-term planning.
Project SUCCESS affects positive change by motivating and inspiring students to define their needs, work hard to live up to their potential and achieve their dreams, thereby improving academic performance, keeping students engaged in school, and reducing at-risk behaviors.
Students and their families who would not otherwise be able to attend a theater performance will do so, providing an enriching cultural experience for thousands of people (21,026 in the 2009-10 school year), thus opening doors to new ways of learning and communicating. The community benefits as families are strengthened by the shared cultural experiences, communication between teachers and families improves, and students leave school better prepared for their post-secondary plans. Finally, by providing access to the arts to an underserved and at-risk population of students, we will create a new generation of theatergoers who are more diversified, inclusive, open-minded, educated and experienced.
Through the process of goal setting and preparing for life after high school through our in-class workshops, after-school workshops, theatrical performance, college tours and other special programming students will learn the value of hard work, meaningful employment or continued education after graduation and take an active role in their community.
Expert Reviews and Comments
Evidence of Impact
Project SUCCESS helps children to develop a positive self-image. On addition to encouraging parental involvement, the organization creates a culture of cooperation, mutual support, and respect. Their creative projects advance youth’s capabilities and helps them to discover their talents. The Project SUCCESS staff members knows how to connect with their participants.
Project SUCCESS has stability in their leadership and staff members. They also have a dedicated Board. They carry out effective programming for children and families. The organization’s strength is in its commitment to go beyond test driven results and pay attention to the emotional development of children too. By enabling them to experience art and nature, the children are taught to find a positive relationships with themselves and others.
Areas for Improvement
Project SUCCESS needs to work out how to appeal to more funders. Because their program results are more qualitatively driven, this proves to be a weakness when applying for grants. It is recommended that the organization find a balance in different measuring methods.