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Stepping Stones International

Rating: 4.8 stars   60 reviews 4,421

Nonprofit Issues:

Address:

693 17TH Ave Salt Lake Cty UT 84103 USA

Mission:

To unlock the potential of orphaned and vulnerable youth (ages 12-25+) by nurturing their mental, physical and social well-being and creating realizable opportunities for them to become self-sufficient.

Results:

7000+ youth served since 2005

Target demographics:

unlock the potential of orphaned and vulnerable youth (ages 12-25+) by nurturing their mental, physical and social well-being to create opportunities for them to become self-sufficient.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

1000+ youth

Geographic areas served:

Mochudi, Botswana

Programs:

Leadership Skills, Life Skills, Community Mobilization, Men Care, Social Advocacy (HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, gender based violence)

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am Hosanah khumalo
i have being started to come in stepping stones international.
important things that i have learned and forget in my life as i person is that when life give you 100 reasons to cry show life that you have 1000 reason to smile.....

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am vinoliah munyandi
Being in stepping stones international has taught me some life skills, like for example stress control measures and decision making skills like how to choose between two or more alternatives .I have also lean't how to make a cv, the most important thing that is required in a CV.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

SSI empowers children to become successful, competent, and courageous young adults. The SSI staff provides the children opportunities for personal growth, conversations and reflections on daily and life issues, and outside resources to help increase self-esteem. I wish SSI could be implemented in so many other countries for children in need.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

SSi provides teenage children a safe and nurturing place where they feel a sense of belonging.
The children are provided with experiences they may not get elsewhere. Positive guidance and direction is modeled for the children by the excellent educators at SSI. Botswana is lucky to have this organization and hopefully SSI continues to expand in other countries.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Stepping Stones International (SSI) opens the doors to a world that many did not know even existed. It allows children, who are of lower socio-economic class and vulnerable, to succeed in school, pass exams, progress to a higher education, earn jobs, better their personal lives and self, receive counseling for various hardships they have and/or are currently enduring, form healthy relationships with others, help their families, and give back to their community. SSI believes in these kiddos' potential and worth, while also encouraging them to do their best and be their best self. This organization may only be located in one country, but it has made its impact and stamp all over the world, to include, Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States!!!

 
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SSI is committed to the population that rarely gets targeted in Botswana and many other countries in Africa! This NGO feeds the kids, teaches them life skills that they would not otherwise know, educates/tutors them in areas they are struggling in academically, prepares them to achieve a passing score on their tests, allows them a safe environment to talk about daily life struggles, as well as things that have happened to them (things that we cannot even imagine), and exposes them to experiences in the community that they would not otherwise have access to. The volunteers and staff at SSI are extremely committed to the kids and are completely invested in helping them to succeed. I just hope that SSI's ideals and goals are able to spread to other contries and continents!!!

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Stepping Stones International is a non-profit organization that is doing great work and making large strides to give teachers and students the skills they need to succeed and create for themselves a better future.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

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SSI's leadership programme has made great strides in getting out of school youth either back into the education system or finding them work. Their leadership programme has done a lot for young Batswana, especially in the Mochudi area where they are based. They also assist tertiary institutions by providing positions for professional attachments which is a great opportunity for skills exchange, but also demonstrates their commitment to assisting and empowering young people from all walks of life.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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I have worked with Stepping Stones International when they were a sub-contractor to Education Development Center (EDC). I have been very impressed with their dedication to the welfare of vulnerable adolescents. I have seen how they have given hope to many young people by equipping with much-needed skills to navigate the world. There are many stories of young people who have turned out to be excellent leaders in the community because of Stepping Stones International. An excellent organization which lives up to it's vision and mission.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Stepping Stones International provides much needed services to at-risk young people. This organization should be a model for other communities who want to provide a crucial bridge of skills, support and knowledge for teens as they move towards adulthood.
Partnering with organizations like the University of Utah Reading Clinic in Salt Lake City to provide research based reading instruction is just one way that SSI is providing their students with valuable skills that will affect them the rest of their lives.
Hats off to SSI!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Stepping Stones is an incredible nonprofit that is seeking to change the lives of vulnerable youth in Botswana. The people are passionate and committed and the difference SSI makes in children's lives is invaluable.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Stepping Stones International is an excellent organization genuinely dedicated in supporting orphaned and vulnerable youth with their educational, emotional, social and physical health and well-being. While volunteering with the education program in 2011, I learned a lot from the youth, staff and volunteers and in turn they were open to new ideas and strategies. This organization collaborates well with community members of varying scales to seek out and provide the best programing and opportunities for its youth. It is a great organization with which to volunteer and I still hope to return some day!

 
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