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The Step Forward Dodge Ball Championship Website!

Congratulations to “Ball of Duty” for winning the 1st annual Step Forward DodgeBall Championships!

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Step Forward is all about helping teens in all walks of life discover their passion.

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Special Thanks to Alchemy New Media video productions!

Real Lives – Lasting Impact – #EveryStepMatters

Step Forward Partners

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2 weeks ago

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So thankful for the continuing support of Grace United Methodist Church "We Are A Light in the Darkness"! They opened their doors to me weekly when I needed a kitchen to cook in with the Step Forward students. Since then, they’ve done fundraiser dinners for this program, have stored furniture that the students were repurposing, had a group from their congregation invite my students in to teach them to sew, have gone into Summit Ridge Academy with me to teach knitting, one of their women’s group donates once a year AND they provide the pizza every year for the Step Forward dodgeball fundraiser! I don’t even know how we connected but they have been my saving grace numerous times and their generosity and kindness has been unbelievable! ... See MoreSee Less

So thankful for the continuing support of Grace United Methodist Church We Are A Light in the Darkness! They opened their doors to me weekly when I needed a kitchen to cook in with the Step Forward students. Since then, they’ve done fundraiser dinners for this program, have stored furniture that the students were repurposing, had a group from their congregation invite my students in to teach them to sew, have gone into Summit Ridge Academy with me to teach knitting, one of their women’s group donates once a year AND they provide the pizza every year for the Step Forward dodgeball fundraiser! I don’t even know how we connected but they have been my saving grace numerous times and their generosity and kindness has been unbelievable!

3 weeks ago

Step Forward Kids

Thank you to Summit Behavioral Services for your sponsorship for this dodgeball fundraiser and your long time support of the Step Forward program! This organization helps individuals with autism with a wide range of programs, schools and in home work. Truly an amazing service with phenomenal results!
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Thank you to Summit Behavioral Services for your sponsorship for this dodgeball fundraiser and your long time support of the Step Forward program! This organization helps individuals with autism with a wide range of programs, schools and in home work. Truly an amazing service with phenomenal results! 
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Our Mission

#PassionDiscovery

Step Forward is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit after-school program that helps teens from all walks of life discover their passion. Some of the many outcomes of this “Passion Discovery” programming include nurturing creative expression, focus, business acumen, life-skills, community involvement, a sense of purpose, and a foundation of mutual respect.

Step Forward: After school, before it’s too late.

About Step Forward

#PassionDiscovery

Step Forward is all about helping teens discover their passion. Today’s world seems to narrowly define success for teens, but other than a small segment of athletically gifted, cosmetically attractive, or academically driven students, society tacitly implies that any other pursuits are second-class or somehow unimportant. Step Forward tries to fill this gap by showing teens a vast world of possibility and potentially unlocking hidden talents or interests. Our community-centric programming draws from professionals, local businesses, and volunteers to coach and mentor teens in a variety of opportunities related to the arts, creative pursuits, entrepreneurial concepts, and life-skills that motivate teens to “get passionate” about something with hands-on exposure, during what we believe is a critical discovery phase of each teen’s life. So just a few of the many multi-disciplinary Step Forward programming examples are music therapy painting, antique furniture restoration, recording-artist, farmer’s markets, sign-language, autism-care-givers, and much more.

Core Team and Board of Advisors

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Carla Willis

Executive Director
Program Manager. Creative Director. Life Coach. Mentor. Passion for finding your passion.

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Emily Heady

Advisory Board Member. Program Facilitator. Yogi. Production Coordinator. Marketing Manager. Life Coach. Passion for Peace and Balance.

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Cynda Rader

Advisory Board Member. Entrepreneur. Real Estate Broker. Sales Guru. Company Leader. People Development. Published Author. Passion for Closing Deals.

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Kevin Oldham

Advisory Board Member. Entrepreneur. Startup CEO. Creative Genius. Passion for Curiosity.

Board Members

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Carla Willis

Mom. Entrepreneur. Driven. Tenacious. Dedicated. Passionate for serving underserved teens.

Jeremy Whitt

Board Chairman
Entrepreneur. Leader Behaviors Coach. Marketing Guy. Computer Guy. Behavior Scientist. Passion for Learning.

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Troy Fordyce

Entrepreneur. Business-DIY Expert. Family-First-Focus. Passion for teaching life-lessons through sports.

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Luis Fiallo

Entrepreneur. Business Executive. Community Development Advocate. Advisor to Corporate Executives. Passion for Advocacy.

The Coaster Club

Join the Coaster Club and support the Step Forward Kids! Enjoy fun and freaky parties or just some backyard chill at the Freaky Tiki! Lots of wild and wacky events planned for all our Coaster Club Members… And you get some awesome coasters!

$20 per month not only goes toward supporting a wonderful cause, it also gets you access to the Freaky Tiki and our Coaster Club events! Just download and fill out the form to have the donation automatically drawn from your credit card each month.

Coaster Club Signup

Download and complete the form.

Then text a clear image of the entire form to us at:
(816) 806-5126

Or fax a printed copy to: (866) 400-3371

One-Time Donation

Or, if you would just like to make a one-time donation to support the Step Forward Kids, click on the button below and enter your credit card information via PayPal…

Donate

Contact Information

info@stepforwardkids.org     |     (816) 806-5126

 Lee’s Summit, MO

 Step Forward is an expression of The Net Giver Foundation, Inc.