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PERSONAL interest project

About PIP

The Skills21 Personal Interest Project (PIP) provides an opportunity for students to follow their passions and complete a project where they can “learn, solve, make or do” while mastering high leverage skills necessary for school and beyond. 

Personal Interest Project Trailer

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The PIP curriculum features 12 scaffolded project tasks and 20 supporting videos that guide students in grades 5-12 through each phase of their project and culminates in a compelling Project Portfolio.

PIP Program Supports

COVID Relief Funding Alignment

The Skills21 PIP Program aligns with COVID Relief Funding priorities and funds may be used to purchase student licenses, professional development and coaching for the Skills21 PIP Program. 

Personal Interest Projects (PIP) allow students to demonstrate a wide variety of college and career readiness skills and can be leveraged for both honors credit and credit recovery.



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Personal Interest Projects (PIP) all include activities that challenge students to communicate and collaborate with family, peers and community experts.

Family & Community Connection


Personal Interest Projects (PIP) can work in remote, in-person and hybrid school models. Skills21 can provide staff development and students can access their project on any device.

remote learning, staff development & Digital divide


Personal Interest Projects (PIP) are well suited for out-of-school time implementations including summer school and enrichment programming.

Summer Enrichment 


How to Get Started

If you're interested in the Skills21 PIP Program or if you'd like to learn more, send us a message! We'd be happy to connect and discuss how we can help.