Meet Steppingstone’s Peer Leaders!

Arba – Hello, Steppingstone Scholars! My name is Arba, and I am one of the six new peer leaders this year. I was part of Academy Six and I commenced in 2013. I was born in Northern Italy as the daughter of Albanian immigrants, and I moved to Boston when I was seven years old. I…

Meet the College Services Team!

Ms – Galloway – Ms. Galloway has been working with Steppingstone for almost three years as a College Success Coach. She is from Atlanta, GA, but has been here since 2009 so calls Boston her home. She loves mac and cheese, it has to be baked. No, “easy mac” over here. This year, Ms. G is looking…

Meet the Support Services Team!

Ms. Arcangeli – Hi Scholars and families! Hopefully you all remember me as the Counselor from both CSA and TSA. Great news 🙂 – I am also the Counselor for Support Services, and I am looking forward to continuing to support you all ​in your journey to college. I grew up and went to college…

100 Scholars head off to start college!

Please join us in giving them a HUGE two stomps and a clap! Many will study here in Boston, with a few campuses welcoming particularly large cohorts of Steppingstone Scholars (five are heading to Tufts University, five to Boston College, five to Boston University, and 17 to UMass Boston). Scholars will also be studying at…

Steppingstone Statement on DACA

Steppingstone strongly opposes the White House’s decision to rescind DACA, which will directly affect thousands of students in Massachusetts, including Steppingstone Scholars. Today, and every day, Steppingstone stands firmly in support of every student and family in our community, no matter where they were born or their citizenship status. Scholars and families, your Steppingstone advisors,…

Standing Together

Steppingstone is horrified and saddened by the recent acts of terrorism organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend. We extend our deepest condolences to those whose lives and loved ones were impacted by the terrorism in Charlottesville. This exhibition of hatred and bigotry is not unique to Charlottesville and serves as a grim…

A Day in the Life of a Steppingstone Scholar

Each summer, young Scholars dedicate six weeks of their vacation to preparing for college with Steppingstone. What’s it like to spend your summer with the Berylson Family Academy @ Steppingstone? Check out the photo gallery below to experience a day in the life of a Steppingstone Scholar! 8:00 am: Arrive at Steppingstone Meet up with friends…

Congratulations #CSAClass3!

On Thursday, June 1, Boston’s South End was filled with excitement, joy, and pride as Scholars, families, and friends gathered for the College Success Academy’s (CSA’s) 2017 Commencement ceremony. After years of hard work (including more than 1,000 hours of extra class time and constant dedication to their studies), Class 3 Scholars gathered to honor…

Welcome to Steppingstone!

The newest Steppingstone Scholars came together for the first time on Saturday, May 20, at the New Family Welcome event, where they met their fellow Scholars and got a preview of what to expect this summer and beyond. Every year, the Welcome Event provides a chance for new Scholars and their families to understand what it…

Launching Professional Connections

As Scholars enter the professional world, many don’t have access to the networks other students rely on. At Steppingstone, we’re working to change that. To help close this opportunity gap, we launched a professional connections initiative, which builds relationships between college-aged Scholars and professionals in their field of interest. Since 2016, 28 Scholars have taken…

#ProudImmigrant

College Success Academy Scholars, along with their peers and teachers, organized a march in support of immigrants in their families and communities. These were just a few of the inspirational signs spotted at the march!

Scholar Voice: Setting Goals

Each year, a small group of 10th and 11th grade Scholars is selected to serve as Peer Leaders. Chosen for their leadership skills and dedication to Steppingstone, they’re responsible for tutoring and mentoring fellow Scholars. In addition, they share life lessons and goals in the quarterly Support Services Update. Nathalie Diaz-Troncoso ’13, a sophomore at Boston Latin…