November 2021
Welcome 10th Grade Cohort!

Building STEPS welcomed the inaugural class of 10th grade students. “We believe starting Building STEPS programming one year earlier will boost college outcomes and ultimately increase the number of students who earn a college degree,” said Debra Hettleman, Building STEPS CEO. 

Building STEPS sophomores learn about and extract shark DNA at the Towson University Center for STEM Excellence. (October 2021)
Our inaugural sophomore cohort toured Towson University's
Fisher School of Science and Mathematics. (November 2021)
The Gift That Makes a Difference

Looking for a meaningful way to give this holiday season? Whether it's personal or corporate giving, we've got you covered! Thank a client or gift the person who has everything with a donation in their honor that will change the lives of Baltimore’s bright city students.

Choose from 3 convenient options: E-Card, a pack of printed holiday cards or a note insert to your own holiday card. A donation is a wonderful, meaningful gift for the holidays and  year-round…. baby & wedding showers, wedding gifts, birthday acknowledgements, a loved one’s passing, just because….

Care Packages Bring a Smile

Freshman year in college can be exciting, challenging, scary and overwhelming. Sending care packages are just one way Building STEPS stays connected to our first-year college students. Assembled by our high school seniors, they are full of supplies, goodies and a personal note of encouragement. Year after year, our students rave about receiving this hello from home.

In honor of Giving Tuesday, on November 30th, we celebrate the gift of giving with our volunteer led event, Tour De Workforce, a career exploration fair for our students.
 You too can help us celebrate this global day of giving! 
Equipping our city's brightest students with the tools to
propel them to college and career success.