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…

Steppingstone on TV

ABC Boston viewers had the chance to meet Steppingstone Scholar Nicholas Correia on April 18, when he was profiled during their “A Plus” feature. Nicholas, now a senior at Brimmer and May School, joined Steppingstone as a sixth-grader. He has excelled in the classroom and on stage, and has given back to Steppingstone by spending two summers working…

Scholar Profile: Danes Mathew

Danes Mathew ’11 is a senior at Boston Latin School. An aspiring doctor, she volunteers at local hospitals as a member of the BLS Care for Kids Club and is a member of Talented and Gifted Latinos, for which she wrote and directed a play last year. She also tutors younger students in Spanish, chemistry, and…

CSA Scholars of the Month: Mohammed and Destiny

Each month, we recognize Scholars whose actions exemplify that month’s Steppingstone theme. Congratulations to Mohammed Elamin (Grade 5, Gardner Pilot Academy) and Destiny Ruiz Sanchez (Grade 5, Donald McKay K-8 School) for winning April’s “Be More You” award! What does “Be More You” mean to you? Mohammed Elamin: I think “Be More You”means to be yourself and to not let…

CSA Scholars of the Month: Kayson and Melvin

Each month, we recognize Scholars whose actions exemplify that month’s theme. Congratulations to College Success Academy (CSA) Scholars Kayson Cardoso, a sixth-grader at Gardner Pilot Academy, and Melvin Hernandez, a fifth-grader at the Donald McKay K-8 School, for winning March’s “Be More Reflective” award! Why do you think you were nominated to win the “Be More Reflective” Scholar Spotlight? Kayson Cardoso: I…

Spotlight On: Coralie Sterlin

Academic success is one of the most important goals for Steppingstone Scholars, who devote countless hours to their schoolwork and to enriching themselves through Steppingstone classes. Just as important to them, though, is learning to believe in themselves. Coralie Sterlin, a sixth grader at the Edison K-8 School, knows that all too well. “Before I…

Spotlight On: 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…

Spotlight On: 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…

Spotlight On: 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…