"I received your congratulations card, I just wanted to say thank you for all the opportunities and support that you, as well as the Building STEPS organization, have provided for me. You guys are amazing and I only hope that you and your team continue to help young scientists achieve their endeavors."

Aryn earned her B.S. in Biology from Towson University in 2014. After graduation, she pursued her passion and earned a B.S. in Nursing from Coppin State University in 2018. She is currently a Psychiatric Nurse at Dominion Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia.

"Thank you very much for a marvelous year full of fun field trips and extra support. I am truly proud to be a member and am incredibly grateful for all that I receive from Building STEPS."

Devin studied Psychology at Goucher College, earning his B.A. in 2018. For most of his life, he has lived with his grandparents and is the first in his family to graduate from college. During college, he studied abroad in South Africa for three weeks. Today Devin is a Program Aide at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

"As I reflect on my journey to college, I am grateful for the help Building STEPS provided. I will be a first-generation college graduate. Therefore, I did not have much knowledge on college applications, FAFSA, and SATs four years ago. Building STEPS assisted me with the tools to apply to college successfully and I am forever grateful. As a senior in college, I often reminisce on the times I would visit Towson University to receive college essay preparation from Building STEPS during my senior year of high school...times flies. 

Building STEPS is still a part of my college journey and I am thankful for the help that is offered. Thank you to each staff member of Building STEPS. I would not be where I am today without your assistance."

Asha graduated from P. L Dunbar High School in 2012. After one year at Baltimore City Community College, Asha transferred to Towson University and earned a B.A. in family studies. Today she is an elementary school substitute teacher with Baltimore City Public Schools.