OUTCOMES

 

 

STS’ participants are 51% male and 49% female; 7% Asian, 34% Black/African-American, 33% Latino, 14% Multiple Races/Other and 12% White.  

37% are in grades 4-8

39% are in grades 9-12

24% are in a higher education or gap year placement.

This year, in Extended Learning Programs:

  • 77% (92) of eligible STS students are enrolled in Extended Learning Programs

  • 86% of enrolled students have not had any behavioral referrals to school administrators

  • 74% have maintained regular attendance

  • Over 80% of students enrolled in these program are completing homework at a satisfactory or above rate according to their teachers 

Last Summer, Steps to Success:

  • Guided 23 students to enroll in a Steps partner summer camp and fully participate in its learning opportunities

  • Enrolled 8 Elementary/Middle School students in the intensive Zero Robotics program in partnership with MIT, to learn computer satellite coding

  • Introduced the rewards and responsibilities of summer employment and skill-building seminars to 36 rising grade 8-9 students for 4 weeks

  • Facilitated paid employment with 37 high school students in professional summer internships with public, non-profit, and private employers throughout Brookline and Boston

Currently, in the College Success Initiative:

  • 88% of our students are on track to graduate from two and four-year colleges within six years, higher than the national average 

  • Has helped students find more than $225,000 in scholarship opportunities

  • 72% of CSI students are first-generation college students 

  • Has helped 97 students graduate to date from 2 and 4 year institutions of higher education

To date, STS has served more than 4000 students in Brookline.  

Awards:

We were chosen as one of seven organizations in Greater Boston to be highlighted in “College Access and Success," (2011) by Root Cause/Social Impact Research (SIR). SIR identifies STS as: “high performing based on a rigorous evaluation of organizational health, program performance, and outcomes and impact.”

In 2010, The Nellie Mae Education Foundation presented STS with a “Catalyst for Change” Award, which recognizes replicable, student-centered learning experiences.