Building STEPS Snapshot

October 2020
Emphasis on FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid)

In education arenas, the acronym FAFSA is common, but most don’t know it’s the threshold application for college financial aid. We hosted two virtual FAFSA events with partner UMBC. We anticipate that with our remote help100% of our high school seniors will submit a complete FAFSA and will qualify for financial aid. Learn about FAFSA here.

Building STEPS Participates in "Give Baltimore" Campaign

Please check out Building STEPS in Baltimore Magazine's Give Baltimore special supplement. Our ad features Asia, one of our many college graduates. Click here for ad.

Volunteer Spotlight

"I volunteer for Building STEPS because, although I now live across the country, I grew up in the Baltimore and DC metropolitan area. It is still home to me in many ways and a place I want to continue to stay connected to and give back to when I can. I am currently a stay at home mom and managing distance learning for my own kids, but my background is in school counseling and college student development. Volunteering for Building Steps gives me the opportunity to continue to work with students and support their educational and career goals. I am thrilled to have that opportunity and the ability to stay connected at a time when our world can feel very isolated."
Abby Kitchin
Building STEPS Tutor

Doing Our Part

This month, in partnership with T. Rowe Price Foundation, we will engage in conversation around the film The History of Structural Racism in Baltimore hosted by Associated Black Charities. 

Lead By Example. Lead With Your Heart.

Especially since your daily business operations may be remote this holiday season, now is the time to thank your clients, customers and employees. What better way to say thank you than paying it forward? Consider thanking with a meaningful and impactful donation in their name to Building STEPS.

We equip our city's brightest students with the tools to
propel them to college and career success.