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Mission Statement

To create powerful learning experiences that challenge students to explore interests, discover new perspectives, connect with professionals in the community, and visualize their success beyond the classroom.


Every year Success Beyond the Classroom brings innovative programs, inspiring events, and challenging academic competitions to students in the Twin Cities area. SBC gives students the opportunity to hone their passions and to see that learning in school leads to success outside classroom walls, into the future, for themselves and for the world around them. In 2020-21, we're moving virtual, thus pausing our volunteer needs until we can welcome our favorite "Red Shirt Volunteers" in person next school year!


Average Review 6 reviews

Would you recommend Success Beyond the Classroom?

by Madison G. (June 18, 2018)
I randomly came across the opportunity to volunteer with SBC through Volunteer Match. I had such a great time as a "Red Shirt Volunteer" at the Young Authors Conference! Everything is so extremely organized that it makes the work easy to follow. The employees that were working were so kind and helpful while guiding everyone through the day. I am definitely going to be volunteering with SBC in their future events!
by Robert B. (June 13, 2018)
I have volunteered with SBC three times and I plan on continuing as the experience is rewarding and fun. It’s great to see the students so excited and engaged in the various sciences and technology that the instructors expose the students to. As a retired engineer it is exciting for me to realize that some of these students will now consider a career in a science related field because of this exposure. Each time I volunteered the event was well organized and time efficient, as well as making me feel appreciated and glad I was there. Volunteers do not need to know anything about science for this opportunity, just a desire to spend some time with a fun and eager group of students. I know you will find this opportunity rewarding.
by Carolyn S. from Brooklyn Center, MN (March 22, 2017)
This is a wonderful chance to see today's young people in action!! The staff does a great job of organizing for all involved in my opinion!! The quality of the presenters is superb!!
by Jill W. (March 22, 2017)
I have volunteered with Success Beyond the Classroom a couple of times now. I am always amazed by the level of coordination from the team. They lay out their expectations of you and your role throughout the day. It is very clear what you are expected to do and where you are expected to be. The students are engaged in the programming. Many of their volunteer opportunities have the students navigating college campuses and the signage for the students is helpful and friendly.
by Terri N. (March 21, 2017)
Success Beyond the Classroom is one of my favorite places to volunteer. Their programming focuses on inspiring kids to be amazing, innovative contributors to their world and it is refreshing and inspiring every time I volunteer with them. Additionally, their team has a great deal of respect for volunteers and makes the most of your time while you are there. They ensure that you are trained, meaningfully engaged, and understand why what you are doing is important. I enjoyed working with them enough that I've even coordinated group outings for work teams to volunteer!