College Tours & The Secret to Successful Personal Statements

Steppingstone Scholars Learn The Secret to Successful Personal Statements During Annual Veterans Day College Tour by Steppingstone Advisor Ms. Fonseca Trinity College A few weeks ago, Steppingstone Scholars joined Ms. Fonseca, Mr. Robinson, and Ms. Spartz on a two hour bus ride to Hartford, Connecticut. Their first stop: Trinity College! Trinity College is currently home…

Scholar Voice: A behind the scenes look

Each year at Steppingstone I have attended the College Readiness Conference and participated in the activities and workshops designed for my specific grade. This year was the first time I experienced it from the perspective of a Peer Leader. Before the conference began, the Peer Leaders joined the Steppingstone staff on a walkthrough of day’s…

Counselor’s Corner

Hello Scholars and Families! As you have noticed, the days are getting shorter, it is getting darker earlier, and the weather is starting to get chillier. Often we respond to these changes by bundling up, staying inside, moving around less, and eating more unhealthy foods. All of these factors combined can lead to feeling less…

Michael Danziger Obituary & Memorial Service

Thank you to the many of you who have flooded Steppingstone with kind words and memories of Michael Danziger over the past few days. Mike’s life will be celebrated in a memorial service held at Harvard Memorial Church (1 Harvard Yard) in Cambridge at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 2. There will be free parking available in the Broadway…

Remembering Mike Danziger, co-founder of Steppingstone

It is with deep sadness that we share that Michael Danziger, co-founder of The Steppingstone Foundation, passed away in his sleep on Friday night. All of us at Steppingstone are eternally grateful to Mike for the incredible organization he created that has touched so many lives. In the words of John Simon, Mike’s partner in starting Steppingstone:…

Meet Steppingstone’s Peer Leaders!

Arba – Hello, Steppingstone Scholars! My name is Arba, and I am one of the six new peer leaders this year. I was part of Academy Six and I commenced in 2013. I was born in Northern Italy as the daughter of Albanian immigrants, and I moved to Boston when I was seven years old. I…

Meet the College Services Team!

Ms – Galloway – Ms. Galloway has been working with Steppingstone for almost three years as a College Success Coach. She is from Atlanta, GA, but has been here since 2009 so calls Boston her home. She loves mac and cheese, it has to be baked. No, “easy mac” over here. This year, Ms. G is looking…

Meet the Support Services Team!

Ms. Arcangeli – Hi Scholars and families! Hopefully you all remember me as the Counselor from both CSA and TSA. Great news 🙂 – I am also the Counselor for Support Services, and I am looking forward to continuing to support you all ​in your journey to college. I grew up and went to college…

100 Scholars head off to start college!

Please join us in giving them a HUGE two stomps and a clap! Many will study here in Boston, with a few campuses welcoming particularly large cohorts of Steppingstone Scholars (five are heading to Tufts University, five to Boston College, five to Boston University, and 17 to UMass Boston). Scholars will also be studying at…

Steppingstone Statement on DACA

Steppingstone strongly opposes the White House’s decision to rescind DACA, which will directly affect thousands of students in Massachusetts, including Steppingstone Scholars. Today, and every day, Steppingstone stands firmly in support of every student and family in our community, no matter where they were born or their citizenship status. Scholars and families, your Steppingstone advisors,…

Standing Together

Steppingstone is horrified and saddened by the recent acts of terrorism organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend. We extend our deepest condolences to those whose lives and loved ones were impacted by the terrorism in Charlottesville. This exhibition of hatred and bigotry is not unique to Charlottesville and serves as a grim…

A Day in the Life of a Steppingstone Scholar

Each summer, young Scholars dedicate six weeks of their vacation to preparing for college with Steppingstone. What’s it like to spend your summer with the Berylson Family Academy @ Steppingstone? Check out the photo gallery below to experience a day in the life of a Steppingstone Scholar! 8:00 am: Arrive at Steppingstone Meet up with friends…