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…

#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!

Spring Break!

For Steppingstone Scholars, April vacation is a time to visit colleges, explore the city, and spend quality time with their fellow Scholars and Advisors. The Support Services Department hosted a series of April break events for Scholars in grades 6-12. We hope you enjoy the highlights below! College Tours Scholars got to explore schools close to home when…

A Sweet End to April Vacation!

To cap off a wonderful week of April Vacation activities with Steppingstone, Scholars were invited to learn how to make delicious treats at SMASH! Scholars in middle and high school learned how to make banana pudding and no-bake monster cookie balls. For many, it was their first time making any type of dessert. We encourage…

Journeys To Success

More than 475 educational access professionals traveled from across the country to join us in Cambridge for the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) Annual Conference. A perennial opportunity for likeminded individuals to network, share best practices, and get to know one another, this year’s conference – entitled Journeys To Success: Equity And Access For All…

Science Extravaganza!

On Saturday, April 8, 35 Steppingstone Scholars in grades 5-8 had the chance to spend the day learning from real-life college role models. The Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists (SOLES) at Tufts University led a full day of science workshops where Scholars got to explore a variety of scientific topics! The Science Extravaganza came to fruition after…

Experiencing Campus Life

They’ve read and heard all about college, and on February 24, College Success Academy Scholars had the chance to witness campus life firsthand on their tour of Tufts University. After enjoying lunch in Carmichael Dining Hall, the students visited the Campus Center, saw the track and athletic facilities, and learned about Tufts student traditions. One…

Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy Through Service

In the community-minded spirit of Dr. King, Steppingstone Scholars spent Martin Luther King Day volunteering with Boston Cares at their annual Day of Service. Scholars assembled science kits, vocabulary cards, and robotics kits to be distributed to Boston Public School students. The Scholars had a great time meeting other volunteers and loved knowing that their…

Celebrating Our Hero Squad

What is a hero? At Steppingstone, we believe Scholars are the heroes who work to achieve their dreams of college success. They do so with help from their “squad”: the teachers, Advisors, counselors, and family members who support them and the donors who generously fund their journeys. On November 9, we celebrated Scholars and their supporters at…

#SXSL: Steppingstone Visits the White House

This summer, College Success Academy Scholars had the chance to work with the PolyBot, a hydroponic plant-growing robot designed to give students the opportunity for hands-on science learning (get a glimpse here!). On October 3, Steppingstone Senior Director of Teaching & Learning Jane Ventrone was invited to accompany the Poly team to the White House for South…

Superintendent Chang Visits Steppingstone

Last month, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang visited Steppingstone’s summer program at Milton Academy to learn more about Steppingstone’s continued increase in programming within Boston Public Schools. Last year, Steppingstone’s College Success Academy began working with students from East Boston’s Donald McKay K-8 School, a partnership we are excited to continue this fall. Dr….

Scholar Voices: Commencement 2016

Commencement is always an exciting day for Scholars, families, and staff as they celebrate Scholars’ hard work and achievements. At The Steppingstone Academy’s August 13 commencement ceremony, three commencing Scholars shared their thoughts on what Steppingstone has meant to them. Rosaylin, Summer Two Scholar and rising seventh-grader at Boston Latin School Welcome, families and Scholars, to…