Wild Announce January Charity of the Month

Innovative_logo_postThe Minnesota Wild is honored to recognize a different local charity each month during the regular season through the Wild Charity of the Month Program presented by Innovative Office Solutions. The Charity of the Month program provides awareness and exposure for the chosen non-profit over the course of one month. The Minnesota Wild and Innovative Office Solutions are proud to present Project SUCCESS as the January Charity of the Month.

Project SUCCESS is a youth-development organization that works with students over a six-year period, from middle school through high school, to help them develop life skills and inspire them to act on their dreams. Through in-school goal-setting workshops, an innovative theater program and after-school individual services, students learn to make informed choices and plan for meaningful futures.

Project SUCCESS is currently in the 17th year of operation, they now partner with 17 schools (they added 7 school partners in 2008) and serve over 10,000 students in the Minneapolis (6th through 12th grades) and Saint Paul (7th and 8th grades) Public School districts. Students experience three inter-linked program services that are delivered continuously for as many as seven years of their life. Project SUCCESS facilitators, with the endorsement of teachers and school administrators, lead workshops that are specifically designed for the students at each grade level. Each child at every school will participate in eight monthly workshops (September through April) held during the school year. The workshops are integrated with the curriculum of English/Language Arts classes.

Project SUCCESS believes in the power of theater to illuminate the world. Professional theater is used as a springboard to inspire students and to help them look at the real-life issues they face. With the help of 27 professional theater partners this year, Project SUCCESS offers students and their families the opportunity to attend at least six to eight theater experiences a year, at no cost. Project SUCCESS initiates additional educational opportunities for student growth. Through their participation in workshops and theater experiences students and program staff develop relationships and build trust. To sustain that trust, quick and effective responses are provided to students’ with requests for individual assistance.

Editor’s Note: For more information about Project SUCCESS call 612-874-7710 or visit their website at www.projectsuccess.org. For more information about the Wild Charity of the Month program or to apply for the 2010-2011 season click here.

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