S.T.E.P.S. Students Trained to Excel with Purpose for Success


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1415 SW Topeka Blvd, Suite C
Topeka, KS  66612-1818 (m)
Phone: (785) 969-8957 or (785) 256-0107
Fax: (785) 422-2470
Email: Exec@stepsks.org

Sylvia Hopper, Executive Director


Mission Statement:
Utilizing Christian principles, S.T.E.P.S. will provide opportunities for a diverse group of teens and young adults, through mentor led interactive programs, an equitable chance to achieve their full potential. Programs will incorporate the values of dedication, discipline, creativity, self-improvement and leadership abilities.  Participants will connect with others in the community through volunteering, and educational frameworks will assist them on a path towards graduating from high school and/or college.

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Mentoring Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm


  • L.A.N.D. (Learning About My Neighbors Differences) This program will teach other languages and cultural traditions. Participating in this program will help bring diverse cultures together with a common ground of understanding each other, unification among peers and others in the community
  • A.R.T.S. (Actively Reflecting the Talents of Self) Participants will have the opportunity to learn about various arts such as drawing, singing, photography, poetry, spoken word, dance and science.  Focus will be on learning the history, career potential, aspects, performance, and mentoring in the various arts
  • H.E.L.P. (Hands Everywhere Loving People) Students will volunteer in their community to assist in a disaster situation, with community events, or just cleaning up the neighborhood. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of helping others in need by showing love working with their hands everywhere possible
  • Scholarship Program consists of funds that are given to high school graduates or current college students who are members of S.T.E.P.S., pursuing higher education and have completed specific criteria.  Recipients are awarded scholarship funds in July

Eligibility: Students between ages 13 – 25 years old

How to Apply: Call (785) 969-8957

Fees: $5.00 monthly membership fee

Funding: Community donations, grants and fundraising

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