The Albany High School After-School Program has allowed me to hone my skills of communicating with the students about the curriculum, But more so than all of that, working with the professional STEP staff (such as Amir, Miss Felita, Miss Celia, and Mrs. Bowman) has showed me how it is possible to close with the students while still helping them both learn and prepare for moving beyond high school.
What have I given the STEP program? Truthfully, I'm not 100% sure. I hope that I provided a helpful tutor at the very least. But more so than that, I hope that I've provided the students a tutor/mentor who they could not only feel comfortable asking for help, but who they could trust and feel comfortable talking and working with. My primary motivation for applying to work with the STEP program was to be able to help students to thrive and succeed. I hope that I was able to provide that for some of our STEP students.