You’ve carried Steppingstone to incredible heights over the past 25 amazing years. Thank you!
To celebrate the countless achievements you’ve brought to life, we dove into Steppingstone’s archives and dug out some favorite memories. We hope you recognize a few familiar faces and enjoy this small glimpse into Steppingstone’s past.
If you’d like details or fun facts, scroll over each photo. And if you want to share a favorite memory of your own, we’d be thrilled to hear from you!
As always, thank you for being part of the Steppingstone family. We’re proud to stand beside each and every one of you.
1991 – Founders John Simon and Mike Danziger with the first class of Scholars
1991 – Scholars construct a human pyramid
1993 – One of the first Commencement ceremonies
1992 – Steppingstone shirts have changed a lot since the 90s
1992 – Summer class photo
1990s – 25 years later, ice skating is still a yearly tradition at Steppingstone!
1996 – Scholars tour Harvard College
1996 – Cooling off during one of the hottest days of the year
Mayor Menino with TSF founder Mike Danziger, current President Kelly Glew, and staff
1999 – Scholars learn a new skill: calligraphy
1999 – Scholars enjoy a well-deserved field trip
Chuks and Emeka show off their moves during the Steppingstone talent show
2000 – Commencement
Founder Mike Danziger performs one of his famous magic tricks
Love the hats!
2005 – Steppingstone’s 15th year!
2006 – Commencement
2007 – Jamilah Ryan ’95 becomes the first Alum to teach with Steppingstone
2009 – Education professionals collaborate at our first-annual NPEA conference
2009 – Scholars become great friends with the other students on their Steppingstone bus
2009 – Scholars take a break from summer classes to pose for a quick picture
2009 – Mike celebrates with Scholars and Alumni at Steppingstone’s Gala
2010 – Scholars give back by volunteering at Cradles to Crayons
2010 – Alumni share their college experiences with younger Scholars
2011 – Governor Patrick visits Steppingstone
2011 – Governor Patrick meets with Steppingstone President Kelly Glew during his visit to Steppingstone
2011 – Steppingstone begins its partnership with Ropes & Gray. Attorneys from the firm work with Scholars whose immigration status may preclude them from receiving federal financial aid.
2011 – Touring Syracuse University
2011 – A Scholar happily heads home after his very first independent school interview
2011 – The College Success Academy, which works with Scholars in select Boston Public Schools, is founded
2012 – Mayor Menino visits Scholars at the College Success Academy
2012 – Scholars volunteer to prep materials for summer session (Mike drops by to make sure everyone’s having a good time)
2012 – Commencement
2012 – Scholars spread the word about Steppingstone’s upcoming conference
2013 – Happy faces at the Rising Up Ceremony
2013 – “Bite the Bag” championship at Steppingstone’s Scholar retreat
2013 – Steppingstone Alumni serve on the Board for the first time: Donavan Brown ’95 and Mariel Novas ’00
2013 – Steppingstone’s Walk for Hunger team raised more than $1200!
2014 – Steppingstone gets some time on the court! [Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images) 2013 NBAE]
2013 – Alumna Laniesha Gray ’00 returns to teach Steppingstone Scholars
2013 – Scholars head to the Harbor Islands to do some hands-on learning
2013 – Celebrating life-long friendships at Alumni Reunion
2013 – Braving another freezing winter to keep Steppingstone’s ice skating tradition alive
2013 – Faculty and staff take noodle hockey VERY seriously
2014 – Tyler Alexander Andujar ’14 with President Kelly Glew at Commencement
2014 – Heading off for four exciting days of college tours
2014 – TAs and Interns lead Community Time at Milton
2014 – Ms. Arcangeli wears as much Steppingstone Swag as possible (we love the TSA/CSA sweatpants!)
2014 – Steppingstone’s President, Kelly Glew, with Alumnus José Vega ’95
2014 – Packing everything up and heading to our new home at One Appleton Street
2015 – Happy 25th Anniversary, Steppingstone!
We’re humbled to look back on how many moments you’ve made possible and the number of lives you’ve touched. And as we look toward Steppingstone’s next 25 years, we can’t wait to create more memories with you by our side.