Partner Stories

BTU Partner Stories allow faculty and staff to tap into BTU, strengthen existing partnerships, and expand opportunities for inter-disciplinary engaged work.

TU faculty, students, and staff are already working with partners on a range of impactful projects, programs, and initiatives. But, there are always opportunities to further collaboration between TU's colleges, divisions, and community partners.

BTU Partner Stories bring community partners to campus to share stories about their current work, discuss needs, and brainstorm solutions with representatives from across the TU community.

BTU Partner Stories: Building STEPS

May 8, 2019 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. | AD 424


Learn about Building STEPS—a non-profit located right here at Towson University—dedicated to Baltimore City high school student college and career success. Discover how they are already working across colleges and divisions at TU and explore new opportunities to get involved and collaborate across campus.

About Building STEPS: Building STEPS creates activities and opportunities that create the exposure and support necessary for college and career success of Baltimore City high school students. Partnering with 15 high schools, Building STEPS begins working with high-achieving students in their sophomore year and immerses them in Junior seminars, summer experiences, college workshops, college connections, and alumni services. Almost all Building STEPS students are the first in their family to earn a college degree and many are the first to graduate from high school. More than 80% of Building STEPS students earn a college degree.

Brief Agenda

  • 1:00–1:10 p.m.: Welcome and introductions
  • 1:10–1:30 p.m.: Presentation of existing partnership
  • 1:30–1:50 p.m.: Discussion and brainstorming
  • 1:50–2:00 p.m.: Identify next steps and POCs

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