Step Forward (14-18 years)

Step Up’s after-school and school-break programing for secondary school Achievers between 14-18 years old builds on the foundation of ACCESS. Our older Achievers begin putting knowledge, competencies and skills into practice by facilitating program activities, leading school-break sessions and providing academic support to younger ACCESS Achievers.

We also recognize that our youth are maturing and their needs are evolving. Because of the complex health and social issues affecting communities in Botswana, Step Forward programming focuses on sexual reproductive health (SRH), more rigorous 21st Century Skills development, and academic support to ensure our youth succeed in school and stay on the pathway towards graduation.

During after-school programs and school-break experiential camps, Step Forward Achievers focus on:

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Building healthy relationships, overcoming challenges, mitigating peer pressure, making productive decisions, achieving academic and personal goals.
  • Leadership. Serve as mentors and coaches to younger primary school Achievers and help facilitate ACCESS activities.
  • Career Exploration. ICT training, career exploration and development, business skills training, financial literacy, community projects.
  • 21st Century Skills. Critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration.
  • Healthy living. Sexual reproductive health (SRH), drug and alcohol prevention, physical fitness, mental well-being.
  • Academic support. Study groups, subject tutoring, peer-to-peer advising.