When I came to Steppingstone in the sixth grade I had numerous behavioral problems to work through. Also, I had not been challenged in academics for quite some time. Through Kiyo's and Keiko's (my pre high school teacher) encouragement, I overcame the challenge. Accelerated work has boosted my confidence, and is the key attribute for my success today.
I graduated from Steppingstone with an unbreakable will that POWERED me through the tough academic and social environment of high school and onward to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. This confidence gave me the courage in my junior year to finally audition for the school musical, for which I was cast in a lead role. One and a half years later, I have been admitted to the acting program at the University of Michigan. It is probable that none of this would have been possible without the empowering and nurturing environment that Steppingstone has given me. Now, I am excelling in a highly competitive field – ACTING – where the slightest bit of self-doubt or shyness can contain the sea.