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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 

  • Students have received more than $225,000 in scholarships

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

  • 97 students have graduated from 2- and 4-year institutions

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


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.