Scholar Profile: Joshua Rodriguez

“There are so many things to learn before I go to college,” says McKay School fifth-grader and Steppingstone Scholar Joshua Rodriguez. A cheerful and motivated student, Joshua embraces learning in all forms. In addition to improving his math and English Language Arts skills at Steppingstone’s College Success Academy, he says he has learned mindfulness, which helps…

Scholar Profile: Janeseey Simon

The daughter of Haitian immigrants who place a priority on education, Janeseey Simon was driven from a young age to work as hard as possible in school. Her parents, Marie and Pierre, wanted their children to have as many opportunities as possible, but as Marie says, “The education system is very different here than in…

Scholar Profile: Trent Jones

What parent wouldn’t want something better for their child? Lynette Jones has always been committed to her son Trent’s education. When he was in fifth grade, a co-worker encouraged Lynette to look into The Steppingstone Academy. After Lynette learned Steppingstone would support Trent through college graduation, she knew she had to seize the opportunity to…

Scholar Profile: Simon Acevedo

Hard work and determination have been essential to Simon Acevedo’s academic success. An East Boston resident and junior at Brimmer and May School, Simon’s path to college started when he was just 12-years-old. After emigrating from Colombia, Simon and his parents were looking for ways to support his academic goals. “I wanted to take my…

Scholar Profile: Anshi Moreno

A Roxbury resident and senior at The Winsor School, Anshi Moreno is determined to be the first person in her family to earn a college degree. Recently accepted early action to Harvard University, Anshi is well on the way to achieving her goal. Anshi’s path to college started more than seven years ago, when she…

Scholar Profile: Kayson Cardoso & Joel Johnson

Kayson and Joel are hardworking fifth graders who think science is “awesome!” and learning is fun. They attend two different schools in Allston-Brighton, but see each other three times a week in their Steppingstone classes, where they’ve become best friends. When they aren’t dreaming about joining the NBA or becoming world-famous soccer stars, they are…