Steppingstone Scholars in partnership with Temple University College of Education delivers high-quality academic, college, and career readiness programming responsive to the needs of young people in North Philadelphia who are from low-income backgrounds and are potential first-generation college students. The goal of this robust collaboration is to better prepare students for college and Temple in particular, so that they can succeed and graduate with a postsecondary degree once on a campus.
Steppingstone’s Upward Bound program spans 9th-12grade and includes a weekend and after-school program during the school year and a 5-week summer session
"It was an amazing experience that opened my eyes to the options of colleges and opportunities."
~ Carver High School Student - K.
Intensive academic year and summer programs in which students complete core curricula and various academic and college preparatory activities. Throughout the year, students will have access to tutoring, mentoring, academic advising and college counseling, and grade specific programs and services to help them transition academically and socially to college coursework and culture.
SCHOOL YEAR ACADEMICS
During the School Year Program, students will participate in programming to improve academic skill development, school performance, career development, cultural appreciation, financial management, community involvement preparation for the Keystone and SAT exams, and college identification and application preparation. Activities will be differentiated to meet the grade level and needs of student.
During summer sessions, students will experience a "college-like" educational experience where participants are immersed in an academic and professional culture. Students will develop academic, critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills.