Elementary and Middle School
Extended Learning Programs
After Hours University (AHU)
After Hours University is an extended learning program, taking place after-school for students in 4th– 6th grades at Pierce, Lincoln, Lawrence, and Ridley Schools. All programs take place three days per week, and include an enrichment activity following homework support through PSB STS Homework Centers. Recent enrichment includes: STEM activities with BU Bioinformatics, Life Science with Brookline Recreation, Underwater Robotics, and Engineer This!
Teen Advantage (TA)
Teen Advantage is an extended learning program, taking place after-school for students in 7th and 8th grade at the Ridley, Lawrence/Pierce, and Lincoln Schools. Homework support through PSB STS Homework Centers is twice per week, and once per week students participate in an enrichment program.
Thank you to the following supporters of our Extended Learning Programs!
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Max and Lorayne Cooper Philanthropic Fund
St. Paul’s Church
There are several ways you can support Steps’ programs. You can become a volunteer, sponsor a program (email here), or give directly to our amazing students! For more ways to help, please visit our Ways to Give page.
Summer Connections is an introductory work experience for middle schoolers. SC ran virtually in 2020 and included preparation for high school, daily virtual classes, and project-based curricula with a focus on Service Learning and Media and Technology Literacy. With support from Brookline Interactive Group, students created posters using Black Lives Matter principles, crafting their own meaning with both abstract and realistic imagery as they explored techniques for symbolically using art to convey an idea or meaning. Check out their work here!
Thank you to the following supporters of our Summer Connections Program!
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Hamilton Charitable Foundation
Henry E. Niles Foundation
The Philanthropic Initiative’s’ Cradles to Career Program
There are several ways you can support Steps’ programs. You can become a volunteer, sponsor a program (email here), or give directly to our amazing students! For ways to give, please visit:
We are excited to partner with over 10 local camps to offer free or low-cost opportunities to expose our elementary-aged students to outdoor recreational activities, as well as leadership and community-building opportunities - all while having fun in the great outdoors. Also, in partnership with the Youth Opportunities Program at the Appalachian Mountain Club, Steps chaperones two trips to the White Mountains of New Hampshire in August and February every year.
We are proud to partner with the following camps:
Berkshire Hills Camp
Beaver Country Day Camp
Brimmer and May Summer Camp
Camp Chimney Corners
Crossroads for Kids
Summer @ Park
Click here for more information about camps and other programs each summer!
There are several ways you can support Steps’ programs. You can become a volunteer, sponsor a program (email here), or give directly to our amazing students! For more ways to give please visit: