Step Up programs address this striking educational gap – lack of access to out-of-school enrichment programs and experiential learning activities essential to the positive social-emotional development of young people. Step Up’s ACCESS Education Initiative (AEI) removes socioeconomic barriers to opportunities by providing the programs, resources and environment that put children on the pathway to excel in school and in the community. Through our ACCESS Education Initiative, Step Up is committed to:
Our AEI includes two core programs, the ACCESS Enrichment Program and ACCESS STEAM Camp, which inspire Achievers to lead healthy, productive lives so they can thrive from childhood to adulthood. Informed by our model that puts the child at the center of everything we do, our programs are designed to:
We have already seen a 400 percent increase in participation since launching our ACCESS Education Initiative in November 2016 and demand continues to grow. Learn more about our pathway to impact.