Scholar Voice: It’s time for some resolutions

People sometimes look back on a year after it’s over and may not have had what they would consider a “perfect year” (which, by the way, is okay). I mean we’re human, we mess up, other people mess up and sometimes that can get us feeling down. That’s what the “imperfect” part of the year…

Scholar Voice: Let’s talk about role models

Role models are people that accomplish great things and have admirable qualities. Their sought-after traits differ from perspective, but generally they embody who someone aspires to be. They don’t necessarily have to be well-known people, just those who stand out in someone else’s eyes. One should always forge their own path in life, but it…

Chapter 2: Why I’m running the Boston Marathon.

“So what are you running for again? What does Steppingstone do?” In the past few weeks, I have really been put to the test, and it has not been for my running performance, but rather my elevator speech. I’ll confess, my wordiness has made it difficult to fit all of this in a one minute pitch:…

Chapter 1: Marathon training at 8,661 feet

This new series will follow Alumna Diana Chaves ’05 as she trains to run the Boston Marathon for Steppingstone. Check this space each week for a new look into her journey! When a tree falls on you, you keep running … just kidding it barely touched me, I’m too short. All jokes aside, this picture…

Standing with America’s immigrant community

Diversity is one of America’s greatest strengths. At Steppingstone, we see the incredible value individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities bring to our community and to greater Boston. Together, Steppingstone Scholars, families, Alumni, and staff represent more than 20 countries and speak more than 15 languages. Each person is a valued member, lifting one…

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…