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Real Life Heroes: The Possible Project

By December 17, 2014Client Spotlight

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If you’re in need of a last minute Christmas gift, The Possible Project has you covered.

A center for youth entrepreneurship, The Possible Project is hosting its final student marketplace of 2014 THIS Friday, December 19 from 5-7pm at Cambridge College. This holiday-themed fair will feature products from over 20 student businesses from all levels of the program. Such products range from homemade ties to homemade beauty products.

The Possible Project is a multi-year after school program that gives students the opportunity to learn important entrepreneurial skills and to create and sell their own products. The program’s core values include respect, teamwork, resilience, integrity and, perhaps most importantly, fun! Born out of the idea that students can excel in the post-graduate world if equipped with the right skills, The Possible Project has served over 250 students and hopes to expand into new locations and to serve approximately 200 students per year, starting in 2015.

As The Possible Project grows, its needs do, too. Recently, the organization brought its story to Kickstarter to help raise the funds for a laser-cutter for the students. With an initial goal of $40,000 for the laser-cutter – which will be used for an array of interdisciplinary purposes – the Possible Project quickly gathered enough funds for the machine, as well as enough extra funds to fill its Makerspace with tons of supplies for student projects.

(You can check out the fantastic video used in their Kickstarter campaign here.)

There are a number of ways to support the organization, including making a donation on their site, applying to be a volunteer, and as previously mentioned, attending their student marketplace this Friday. This year, you can give your loved ones unique gifts that come with an even more unique backstory. AND you can know that you helped support an amazing nonprofit that works everyday to improve the lives of Boston’s youth.

Allan Huntley

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