In STEPPS Academy: Rooted in Science, Grown with Love!
In STEPPS Academy entered January 2020 with plans of expanding further. We planned to provide more services and move to a location that could accommodate our growing classrooms and team of services providers. We thought the Pandemic would be a major setback but instead we realized that the pandemic has shown the resiliency of our team, our students and their families. We have adjusted our teaching model to one of distance learning where direct services are now provided via Zoom and even established a “through the door” teaching model where one of our teachers has figured out how to teach our students while standing outside of the front door of their home! The creativity and dedication of our team continues to shine through and amaze us all.
We reached out to you for support and were absolutely blown away by the responses from supporters raising $40,000. These funds have allowed us to bring back our two head teachers full time for the rest of the year, allowing them to provide an hour of individual teaching a day per student and 2 hours of social and group time a day for all our students. They’ve planned interactive art projects, science experiments, and virtual field trips and keeping our students together and engaged.
In honor of Teacher appreciation day, we are calling for our community to match what we have already raised, helping us reach our annual fundraising goal. Together we can sustain, grow and reach more students. Stay safe. Stay home and stay connected. Thank you!