Stepping Up

December, 2020

2020--A Year of Obstacles and Opportunities

As we close 2020, it's overwhelming how our lives have been altered through the year by COVID. Our students and educators have struggled to navigate their way through these unchartered waters. STEP has been able to find creative ways to support career awareness/preparation with even greater impact through launching #workHERE mini-grants this fall. THANK YOU to our partners and donors.


our students and educators of the Twin Counties still need you! They need the support of their community! They need to see there is hope and opportunities in their future.

Please consider an end of the year donation to support the mission of STEP:

promoting career awareness of the Twin Counties

facilitating employer and education partnerships

expanding work-based learning experiences

creating seamless pathways & industry recognized credentials.


Pamela K. Gould

Executive Director

Give 20 in 2020!!

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Please consider a year-end donation to the FUTURE of the Twin Counties....our students.

#workHERE Mini-Grants Expands STEM and Workforce Skills

STEP surprised 7 schools and numerous educators with the "big check". The purpose of the #workHERE mini-grants is to test ideas, expand promising efforts or achieve greater impact through STEAM with a career/company focus and future pathway connection.

Total amount funded: $21,150.00

Projects Funded:

Bulluck Elementary: Empowering Girls with STEM: K-5 Coding & STEM

Design Challenges
Angie Roberts & Joseph Hayes


Stocks Elementary: STEM in the Schoolyard
Shanda Edwards

Tarboro High: The Water Ice Entrepreneur
Reginald Bess

Edgecombe Early: Project 212
Brittany White & Sarah Trinidad

Nashville Elementary: STEM- Specials Class Expansion
Marguerite Bishop

Southern Nash Middle: STEAMing Into Art

Sharon Stroh-Cock & Rebecca Gallagher


All Middle Schools: STEM Saturdays in NCPS--Middle
School Outreach

Marcy Keener

Southern Nash Middle: ESL STEAM Box Project

Sharon Stroh-Cock & Xavier Haitema


Possible Impact? Immeasurable!!!

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Thank You to our Partners!!! You made the #workHERE mini-grants possible.

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Happy Holidays from Vivian, Pam & Jane.