The first steps are often the most important.
For more than 40 years the Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) has provided support services and a caring community to UC Davis students. The academic, social and personal support offered through STEP not only builds skills and confidence but offers students the support of a community throughout college and beyond. STEP graduates have gone on to great professional success–as teachers, lawyers, presidents of global corporations and more–and their Aggie Pride inspires them to give back to society in countless ways. Recent statistics reveal that more than 90 percent of STEP students persist into their second year and report more confidence in their ability to find available resources and to succeed. Unfortunately, rising costs and state cuts have meant that each year we must turn away hundreds of eligible students.
Your gift to STEP will support educational programming, housing and other services that prepare students for success during their transition to college life.