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SBC provides innovative programs, conferences & competitions that inspire K-12 students to explore their potential with peers & talented community professionals.


Welcome to SBC!

Every year Success Beyond the Classroom, a nonprofit organization, 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.

Would your students like to design city with civil engineers? Write with acclaimed, published authors? Test their quick thinking skills against the brains of 1,000 other students? Learn how to dance, paint, act, survive in the wilderness and outer space, write a comic book, or be a professional chemist for a day?

Success Beyond the Classroom makes all this possible for thousands of students every year. Explore this website to learn more.


SBC 2017-2018. Save these dates!

CreativeCon (Grades 5-8)
November 14, 15, & 16, 2017

Creativity Festival (Grades 3-5)
Mid-January, 2018

Future City Competition (Grades 6-8)
January, 2018

March Young Authors Conference (Grades 4-8) - March 16, 2017

May Young Authors Conference (Grades 4-8)
May 30, 31 & June 1, 2, 2017

STEMLink @ Normandale CC
May 12, 2017

STEMLink @ Century College
May 17 and 18, 2017

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