While The Student Training Empowerment Program, S.T.E.P., is celebrating our twenty-third anniversary this year, we are looking ahead with great hopes for the future. S.T.E.P. provides opportunities for children to learn essential life skills to become responsible people as they also learn to make positive decisions about protecting the planet. Young children at risk, may have no scars, no braces, no physically observable defects. But these children desperately need our help.
With proper support and guidance from high school mentors, young children at risk can be inspired to make better choices in their lives. Whether it is instilling the moral courage to stand alone and say “This is wrong” or, to use leadership skills to say “This is my responsibility. I don’t agree with you, and I am going to do what is right.” By avoiding potentially life threatening situations using drugs and alcohol while learning refusal skills to making healthy lifestyle choices that improve their health and the health of the planet, S.T.E.P. is dedicated to enhancing the lives of young people. S.T.E.P. helps young people to not only survive adolescence, but to succeed and become responsible, self supporting citizens of our community. For many of these children S.T.E.P. is the only opportunity for them to learn these skills.
I know that you must consider many requests for donations, but the needs of our young people are greater than ever, and S.T.E.P’s programs are needed more than ever. For over twenty-three (23) years, S.T.E.P. has proven to successfully provide life skills training to at risk children with it’s unique leadership programs. Transformation starts with small, daily decisions and S.T.E.P. is able to inspire young people to see what is possible in their own lives. Won’t you please take a small, but important step to donate today to help S.T.E.P. to continue to provide such opportunities to young people in our community?
If you wonder if your support of S.T.E.P. truly matters, the answer is an emphatic YES! Your gift is a vital resource contributing to the success of young people. Just as individual drops of water fill up a bucket, every gift – no matter the size – is essential.
Please donate today, and together we can “Build a Better Community.”