KeySteps aims to increase opportunity and supports to ensure that at risk middle and high school youth in Boston & in urban areas are prepared to compete with their peers; succeed in higher education training and jobs in the 21st century; and if parents, be better prepared to raise children in an environment characterized by love of learning and economic stability.
Its goals are to:
- Increase school retention and completion
- Reduce unplanned teenage pregnancy and other risky behaviors
- Promote a culture of high expectations amongst educators, youth and their families
- Support youth to overcome barriers that interfere with completion of school, participation in higher education, successful entry to the workplace, development of stable families and healthy communities.
WE SUPPORT HEALTHY COMMUNITIES BY IMPROVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE