Mission: Equip our city’s brightest students with the tools to propel them to college and career success

Developed by a science consultant to help under-represented students become science and technology professionals, Building STEPS increases the number of students who earn a college degree and enter STEM and healthcare careers. Launched in Baltimore in 2000, and partnering with our city’s more challenged, under-resourced public high schools, Building STEPS unlocks potential and propels high achieving, highly motivated students to college and career success.

Overwhelmingly, Building STEPS college graduates return to Baltimore to launch their careers, start families, buy homes and volunteer in their communities. They are Baltimore’s future.