My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Steppingstone Foundation, Boston, MA, USA
I am a PROUD Steppingstone alumna! I was provided the opportunity to participate in the Steppingstone program from 1999 to 2001. At a very young age, Steppingstone trained me to prepare myself for the future that I wanted. Initially at that age (5th to 7th grade), I wasn't really focused on the future, but Steppingstone changed all of that. They had an amazing program in place to help prepare its students for the Boston Independent School Entrance Exam ("ISEE"). Being accepted to one of the Boston Exam Schools meant more opportunities for middle school, high school and college development. Steppingstone also offered classroom courses that were geared toward reinforcing and developing on the topics studied during school hours. Some students needed extra help and that extra push, and the Steppingstone faculty was always there. I think what stood out most to me was that they offered special courses such as Russian language and Chinese calligraphy, which are courses you would rarely see offered in schools. I took advantage of both classes gained an appreciation for two very new cultures. The Steppingstone staff is very caring and dedicated to the future of its students. They truly go above and beyond what is asked of them. Steppingstone is an amazing program. I recommend it for every student.