We empower teenagers to transform the negative forces in their lives and communities into positive action. Using the performing arts and community action as vehicles, our teenagers learn to build relationships across differences, resolve conflicts without violence, take on their responsibility to others, and lead.

Our Outcomes

Through analysis of our young people’s responses in accordance with current research, The Possibility Project has identified seven outcomes that it strives to meet with each individual participant and each group as a community.

Creative Process

The performing arts provide a low-risk, metaphorical means for youth to examine and construct new ideas, new identities and new relationships.  When this type of creativity occurs in a diverse environment aimed at community action, the impact on their social/emotional learning is even greater.

Community Action

The Possibility Project does not believe that change should only happen at home, but strongly encourages the cast to take what they have learned outside to their communities and to be instrumental in creating community change.

In our After-School & Saturday Programs…
99% of participants graduated from high school or obtained HS Equivalency.
92% of participants have continued on to college.
See Our Results

"I feel like I'm a part of something bigger than myself. I feel like I can make a difference."

"I've learned that some adults do care. They really listen to you here."

"The people here have helped me realize my true potential that no one ever saw before."

"The Possibility Project has taught me about my emotions and how to deal with them in a positive way."

Join The Possibility Project

Perform with a purpose. Have a voice. Work with professionals in the arts. Learn acting, singing, and dancing skills. Build strong relationships with other teenagers. Write and perform an original musical based on your life.

Join a movement of youth working toward real change. Explore your own potential to create positive change in yourself and your community.  No prior performing experience is necessary!

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Work With Us

The Possibility Project is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization. There are many opportunities to become involved – as a volunteer: Assistant Director or Acting Coach, or occasionally as paid artistic or administrative staff.

The Possibility Project also works with partner organizations in two additional U.S. cities to create and sustain local Possibility Projects in their communities.

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ARAYA “AJ” MANNING

“Going into The Possibility Project I was unsure what was in store for me. I didn’t even know what The Possibility Project was about. My sister had seen one of their…”

SOULEMAN FOUDJA

“The Possibility Project was nothing I had imagined it would be. The first couple of weeks were hard for me because outside of the program, I had a lot going on. ..”

MARIA JIMENEZ

“I was a high school sophomore when I joined The Possibility Project…I knew I was headed in the wrong direction, but didn’t know what to do about it. …”