Steppingstone Scholars

About Steppingstone Scholars

Steppingstone Scholars was established in 1999 and has been providing academic enrichment programs and supports to not only their Scholars, but also families of the Scholars and the schools they attend. Steppingstone’s programs focus on serving students ages 10-24, in order to help them be successful in middle and high school, and now through college. Steppingstone has seen tremendous success from its programs: 100% of Scholars from the Class of 2013 and 2014 graduated from high school, compared to the 64% graduation rate for the School District of Philadelphia; 75% of these Scholars are attending colleges and universities rated Very, Highly, and Most Competitive according to Barron’s.


Operations & Wellness Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Philadelphia, PA
“Interning at Steppingstones was the most life thrilling experience I've ever had. Steppingstone is a summer learning academy for grades 6th-8th in the Philadelphia area. My job title allowed me to work on an administrative level, but also interact with the students. Although I wasn't in the classrooms with the student, I was behind the scene helping with organization, lesson plans, and other activities. During recess, I spent most of my time getting to know the students and their talents, their goals, and plans for the future. From being with the students I learned that a few groups of girls had really good talent in dancing. I advocated on their behalf and spoke with the director and together we create Steppingstone's first talent show. I facilitated auditions and practices and with the help of another colleague hosted the talent show. I learned a lot about myself, other organizations, the importance of networking, and other related skills in the short months I spent at Steppingstone. I truly look forward to being able to revisit for another summer at the academy.”

Spanish Teacher

June 2018 - August 2018 Philadelphia, PA
“It was great to get in-class teaching experience, and the students were very excited to learn. ”
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