When Scholars are stuck on a tough math problem or challenging essay, they know they can turn to Steppingstone tutors for help. Stephanie Granados ’13, a high school Scholar, is one of those tutors. Stephanie volunteers her time at Steppingstone’s College Success Academy (CSA), where she serves as a role model and helps younger Scholars with their schoolwork.
Where do you go to school? What is your expected year of graduation? Do you have any ideas about where you’d like to go to college or what you’d like to study?
I go to school at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science. My expected year of graduation is 2019, so I’m currently a sophomore. As of right now, I have no idea of what I’m going to study in college. That is something to work on but I’m not discouraged because I have a long road ahead of me with plenty of time to decide which career path I will choose.
CSA does not only provide academic support; it teaches important life skills that Scholars will use now and in the future.
Why do you think CSA is an important program in the Boston community?
I think CSA is an important program in the Boston community because it prepares today’s students for the future. For all current CSA Scholars, this is probably something they’re being told very often, and in reality that phrase is true to every word. CSA does not only provide academic support; it also teaches important life skills that Scholars will use now and in the future, including collaboration, organization, problem solving, punctuality and so much more.
If someone were to ask why it’s important to support CSA, what would you say?
It’s very important to support programs like CSA because they help Scholars get into and graduate from college. Also, this generation will be taking care of current adults in the future, so they should invest in programs like CSA!