Building STEPS Snapshot

November 2020
Building STEPS Spotlight in CityBizList

Brooke Lierman, Maryland State Delegate and Building STEPS Advisor and Debra Hettleman, Building STEPS CEO, had a great conversation about Building STEPS, our students and their impact on Baltimore. Thanks to Edwin Warfield for publishing the interview in CityBizList.

What's New in Programming

Virtual "Study Hall" is a hit with students and enhances Building STEPS remote programming. Students share study guides, bond over challenging schoolwork, exchange study strategies and can access tutoring support. Scheduled regularly to reinforce academic success, study hall may continue when in-person learning begins.

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteers continue to drive student success. Working with our high school and college students, they tutor in academics, edit college essays and offer guidance in career exploration. This gift of time makes a meaningful impact.  

"I choose to tutor because I know that education is the single most factor in lifting people out of multi-generational poverty. The quote that comes to mind is from Dr. Angela Duckworth. When discussing the proliferation of virtue signaling without actual virtue, she says the phrase 'we need more tutoring and less tweeting'."

Kaar Valluvan
Corporate Strategy Manager
 “Kaar really knows his stuff about physics and our sessions have been great so far! He’s very patient and tries his best to help me understand.He works through assignments with me and gives me examples to help understand the concepts.

Chevanae-Building STEPS High School Junior
Make an Impact this Holiday Season

The holidays are just around the corner. Say thank you to your clients, customers and employees by gifting a donation to Building STEPS in their name. Leading by example, you will change our students’ lives by supporting their college and career success. Learn more here>> Lead By Example. Lead With Your Heart.

Doing our Part

Building STEPS staff attended a virtual screening of The History of Structural Racism in Baltimore, followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Diane Bell-McCoy, President and CEO of Associated Black Charities. It’s important to understand how centuries of discriminatory laws and policies continue to affect Charm City to this day. 
We equip our city's brightest students with the tools to
propel them to college and career success.